Articles: PDF OnlyDevelopment, advantages, and methods of the continuous circular capsulorhexis techniqueGimbel, Howard V. M.D.*; Neuhann, Thomas M.D.Author Information *Reprint requests to H. V. Gimbel, M.D., Gimbel Eye Centre, Suite 446, 4935-40 Avenue N.W, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T3A 2N1. C. Loring Gimbel, B.A., M.A., privided editorial assistance. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: January 1990 - Volume 16 - Issue 1 - p 31-37 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(13)80870-X Free Metrics Abstract The development of the continuous circular capsulorhexis (CCC) technique has contributed significantly to the safety and effectiveness of cataract extraction and intraocular lens implantation. This technique facilitates every, size of smooth, circular, capsular opening, and it produces a strong capsular rim that resists tearing even when stretched during lens material removal or lens implantation. Maintaining the general integrity of the eye and facilitating such procedures as hydrodissection, endolenticular phacoemulsification, capsule polishing, and safe lens implantation in both adults and children are some of the advantages of CCC. This procedure can be performed in several ways, and it has been proven to be consistently reproducible by experienced surgeons. © Williams & Wilkins 1990. All Rights Reserved.