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Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences

Capsule Dye


  • Demonstrate ability to use capsular dye
  • Discuss common procedural concerns with white cataracts and their management.


  • Henderson BA. Essentials of Cataract Surgery, second edition. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc., 2014. (WW 260 E78 2014). isbn 978-1-61711-0672
  • Kim, Terry. Curbside Consultation in Cataract Surgery: 49 Clinical Questions, second edition. Thorofare, NJ: Slack Inc., 2014
    • Question 39: What Should I Do Differently with a hypermature white cataract?


Trypan Blue

White Diabetic Rhexis
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Suggested citation format: Haugsdal J, Kitzmann A, Oetting TA. The Iowa Ophthalmology Wet Laboratory. Updated Posting June 28, 2021. Originally Posted December 6, 2012. Available from

last updated: 07/01/2021