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n.1.(Surg.) A knife or instrument used in cystotomy.
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The routine surgical approach for pediatric cataract is to perform anterior CCC with cystotome needle, lens matter aspiration with I/A Simco cannula, posterior CCC with cystotome needle and anterior vitrectomy or using pars plana approach, posterior capsule incised with 20G MVR blade and anterior vitreous removed with 20G vitrectomy system.
Side port was made and anterior chamber was filled with viscoelastic solution and capsulorhexis was performed with cystotome made from 26 gauge needle.
In Group A, PCCC was done by using a sharp cystotome or the barbed tip of a disposable needle to snag a small central flap in the posterior capsule.