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Nucleus Drop Removal


One of the most severe complications of this surgery is the dislocation of the lens nucleus into the vitreous cavity. This can lead to severe inflammation, intraocular pressure increase, cystoid macular edema, and retinal detachment. Anterior segment approaches encompass techniques such as the visco trap, wherein the dropping nucleus is caught in a bed of viscoelastic placed in the vitreous cavity, and posterior assisted levitation, in which a hook-like instrument is inserted in the posterior segment to lift the dropped nucleus mechanically.