EyeRounds Photo Quiz #4
Compiled by Justin Risma, MD
Q2: What kind of cataract is this?
A2: Mature cortical cataract ("white cataract").
Q3: What surgical complication is specific to this type of cataract and why?
A3: Argentinian flag sign (a radial tear in the presence of trypan blue stain); increased intralenticular pressure.
Q4: How might you try to avoid this complication?
A4: Cohesive viscoelastic in anterior chamber during rhexis,
Aspirate liquefied cortex with 27G needle before rhexis,