Development, advantages, and methods of the continuous circular capsulorhexis technique

J Cataract Refract Surg. 1990 Jan;16(1):31-7. doi: 10.1016/s0886-3350(13)80870-x.


The development of the continuous circular capsulorhexis (CCC) technique has contributed significantly to the safety and effectiveness of cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation. This technique facilitates every size of smooth, circular, capsular opening, and it produces a strong capsular rim that resists tearing even when stretched during lens material removal or lens implantation. Maintaining the general integrity of the eye and facilitating such procedures as hydrodissection, endolenticular phacoemulsification, capsule polishing, and safe lens implantation in both adults and children are some of the advantages of CCC. This procedure can be performed in several ways, and it has been proven to be consistently reproducible by experienced surgeons.

MeSH terms

  • Cataract Extraction / methods*
  • Cataract Extraction / trends
  • Evaluation Studies as Topic
  • Humans
  • Lens Capsule, Crystalline / surgery*
  • Lens, Crystalline / surgery*
  • Medical Illustration