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Postoperative results of the Mt Fuji technique used for posterior capsule rupture

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Session Title: Combined Cataract Surgery & Practice Styles

Session Date/Time: Sunday 15/09/2019 | 14:00-16:00

Paper Time: 15:04

Venue: Free Paper Forum: Podium 2

First Author: : K.Ichikawa JAPAN

Co Author(s): :    Y. Matsuzaki   T. Ohta                          

Abstract Details


To evaluate postoperative outcomes of the Mt. Fuji technique used for posterior capsule rupture.


Juntendo University Shizuoka Hospital.


The retrospective clinical study was performed from August 2016 to December 2017 at Juntendo University Shizuoka Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan in which the Mt. Fuji technique was used in 5 patients (5 eyes). The Mt. Fuji technique is a new method for management of posterior capsule rupture using a combination of the Viscoat PAL technique, the intraocular lens (IOL) scaffold technique and IOL optic capture. All patients were evaluated for preoperative status and postoperative status and complications.


The Mt. Fuji technique was used in 5 eyes that developed posterior capsule rupture during the phacoemulsification stage of cataract surgery. In all cases, phacoemulsification was successfully completed without dropping fragments into the posterior segment. The IOL was stable and visual acuity was 20/20 or better at 1 month. Intraocular inflammation was mild, and extension of the incision was not needed, so postoperative astigmatism was only slight. No complications of this technique were detected. There was no significant percent reduction of corneal endothelial cells after surgery. The decrease was 5.3% 6 months after surgery.


The Mt. Fuji technique is useful for management of posterior capsule rupture.

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