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Posterior Capsule Opacification
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Posterior capsule opacification (PCO) following cataract surgery occurs due to viable lens epithelial cells from the anterior capsule migrating backwards behind the intraocular lens implant. The previously clear posterior capsule, supporting the implant, develops wrinkling or opacification (Elschnig’s pearls).

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Core Principles

1. Ocular Anatomy

2. Ophthalmic History

3. Measuring Visual Acuity

4. External Inspection / Eyelids

5. Everting The Eyelids

6. Anterior Segment

7. Pupillary Reflexes (and Dilatation)

8. Ocular Motility

9. Visual Fields

10. Direct Ophthalmoscopy

Ophthalmology in Practice

1. Red Eye Introduction

2. Red Eye Diagnosis

3. Visual Failure Introduction

4. Gradual Loss of Vision

5. Sudden Loss of Vision

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