Articles: PDF OnlyA ring to support the capsular bag after continuous curvilinear capsulorhexisNagamoto, Toshiyuki M.D.*; Bissen-Miyajima, Hiroko M.D.Author Information The Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Keio University, Tokyo, Japan *Reprint requests to Toshiyuki Nagamoto, M.D., Department of ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Keio University, 35 Shinanomachi Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo, 160, Japan Presented in part at the Symposium on Cataract, IOL and Refractive Surgery, Boston, April 1991. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: July 1994 - Volume 20 - Issue 4 - p 417-420 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(13)80177-0 Free Metrics Abstract We designed four prototypes of a capsular bag supporting ring for supporting and preserving postoperative integrity of the capsular bag, independently of the intraocular lens (IOL) implanted following continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis. An open poly(methyl methacrylate) ring, inserted experimentally in cadaver eyes through a 3.5 mm incision, adjusted well to various capsular bag sizes and could be implanted with common IOL types. Although some capsular shrinkage occurred in vitro, the roundness of the capsular bag equator was preserved, suggesting that the ring may help maintain postoperative capsular bag integrity. © Williams & Wilkins 1994. All Rights Reserved.