Management strategy in the event of Argentinian flag sign during conventional phacoemulsification

Sunil Thangaraj1, Geoffrey Cohn2

Meeting:  2019 RANZCO


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Session Title: Cataract

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This is a series of three cases of Intumescent Mature Cataracts posted for Phacoemulsification wherein the “Argentinian Flag Sign” occurred on initiation of the capsulorhexis. The first two cases demonstrate adjustments of technique to allow successful completion of Phacoemulsification and implantation. The third case shows how converting to Manual Small Incision Cataract Surgery (SICS) is an alternative to achieve a similar outcome.

The video shows that one can complete Phacoemulsification in the event of this (Argentinian Flag Sign) complication, and also shows conversion to Manual SICS as an effective alternative technique.