Endocapsular ring approach to the subluxed cataractous lens

J Cataract Refract Surg. 1995 May;21(3):245-9. doi: 10.1016/s0886-3350(13)80126-5.


The surgical management of the cataract associated with extensive zonular dialysis presents a challenge for the anterior segment surgeon. In 1993, a poly(methyl methacrylate) endocapsular ring was introduced to stabilize the capsular bag. We describe the use of this endocapsular ring in phacoemulsification and intraocular lens (IOL) implantation in the capsular bag in four patients with extensive traumatic or congenital zonular dialysis. The endocapsular ring allows expansion and stabilization of the capsular bag to facilitate cortical aspiration and uncomplicated IOL implantation. With follow-up of 4 to 10 months, all IOLs have remained well centered and the patients have had excellent vision free of complications.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Cataract Extraction / methods*
  • Eye Injuries / etiology
  • Eye Injuries / surgery
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Lens Subluxation / etiology
  • Lens Subluxation / surgery*
  • Lens, Crystalline / injuries
  • Lenses, Intraocular
  • Ligaments / injuries
  • Male
  • Methylmethacrylate
  • Methylmethacrylates*
  • Middle Aged
  • Prostheses and Implants*
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / etiology
  • Wounds, Nonpenetrating / surgery


  • Methylmethacrylates
  • Methylmethacrylate