Intracapsular cataract surgery removes the lens and the
entire membrane wrapped around the lens (capsule).
When the whole lens capsule is removed, there is a greater chance of
complications in the back of the eye:
Compared to extracapsular surgery, intracapsular surgery has a
greater risk of complications, including
glaucoma, which may result in nerve damage and
August 24, 2011
Adam Husney, MD, MD - Family Medicine
& Carol L. Karp, MD - Ophthalmology
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