Article Text

Download PDFPDF
Authors’ response: immediate removal of posteriorly dislocated lens fragments through sclerocorneal incision during cataract surgery
  1. Houmei Nakasato1,
  2. Riyo Uemoto1,
  3. Tatsukata Kawagoe1,
  4. Eiichi Okada2,
  5. Nobuhisa Mizuki1
  1. 1Department of Ophthalmology, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, Yokohama, Japan
  2. 2Okada Eye Clinic, Yokohama, Japan
  1. Correspondence to Dr Riyo Uemoto, Department of Ophthalmology, Yokohama City University School of Medicine, 3-9 Fukuura, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa 236-0004, Japan; minami111{at}

Statistics from

Request Permissions

If you wish to reuse any or all of this article please use the link below which will take you to the Copyright Clearance Center’s RightsLink service. You will be able to get a quick price and instant permission to reuse the content in many different ways.

We thank Dr Lei Gao for his interest in the findings reported in our paper.1 First, let me correct an error in figure 3C; we stated that it was a fragmatome but it was an anterior vitreous cutter. We will try to answer his questions.

  1. Fragment size. We did not have any difficulty in remembering the number and size of nuclear fragments that fell into the vitreous cavity. We were certain that we had removed all fragments intraoperatively by examining the posterior pole. In all of our cases, postoperative examinations showed that there …

View Full Text


  • Contributors HN: conception and design. RU: All works. TK and EO: analysis of data. NM: Design.

  • Funding None.

  • Competing interests None.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

Linked Articles