Articles: PDF OnlyForceps for capsulorhexisSergienko, Nikolai M. MD1Author Information 1Reprint requests to Nikolai M. Sergienko, MD, Eye Microsurgery Center, Komarov av. 3, Kiev 252065, Ukraine. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: December 1996 - Volume 22 - Issue 10 - p 1406-1407 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(96)80137-4 Free Metrics Abstract Conventional continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC) by forceps is connected with use of viscoelastics. A new model of forceps allows CCC without a viscoelastic and has the advantage of a bent-needle cystotome because the terminal part of the instrument is the size of a bent needle. The instrument retains the forceps’ ability to grasp tissue firmly and prevents anterior chamber collapse during CCC. I performed the CCC using the new forceps without a viscoelastic in 198 eyes. © Williams & Wilkins 1996. All Rights Reserved.