Cataract extraction, extracapsular (ECCE)

Marwan Atallah, Guillermo Amescua

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


Cataracts can impair visual acuity and affect activities of daily living. They are the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Cataracts can also impede monitoring of other diseases. In all the above cases, surgical intervention is deemed appropriate. In cases where phacoemulsification is not available or with increased lens opacity (requiring high energy phacoemulsification), extracapsular cataract extraction can be considered. Patients should have been evaluated and appropriate biometric measurements taken. Patients should have been educated about the risks and benefits of the procedure, including alternatives.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Ophthalmology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319454955
ISBN (Print)9783319454948
StatePublished - Apr 24 2017


  • Capsulorhexis
  • Cataract
  • Extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE)
  • Intraocular lens
  • Phacoemulsification

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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