How to deal with Argentinian Flag sign in cataract, explains Dr Mohan Rajan

By using punchorhexis technique, the risk of Argentinian flag signs can be prevented. In this technique we have to use good phaco power about 40 to 50 per cent. Little more vacuum like 354 mm, give the punch of phaco and punch the anterior capsule

Prof Dr Mohan Rajan, Chairman and Medical Director, Rajan Eye Care Hospital, Chennai, briefed My Medical Mantra about the technique used by him known as punchorhexis.

Dr Rajan said that, “In cataracts, there is a huge problem of Argentinian Flag sign. Because, the pressure inside the lens is very high. So, to prevent this, I developed a technique called punchorhexis. Where in with the Phaco probe, I go and punch the anterior capsule and reduce the intraocular pressure. Due to which the Argentinan Flag sign will never occur.”

How to deal with Argentinian Flag sign in cataract, explains Dr Mohan Rajan
Prof Dr Mohan Rajan, Chairman and Medical Director, Rajan Eye Care Hospital, Chennai

He added, “So in this technique we have to use good phaco power about 40 to 50 per cent. Little more vacuum like 354 mm, give the punch of phaco and punch the anteria capsule.”

According to Dr Rajan, these components work in Argentina Flag sign in mature, also known as white cataracts.

While talking about BOA, Dr Rajan said that “Its a good platform for ophthalmologists coming from all over India. The live surgeries performed in the BOA, can help the ophthalmologists all over India, to perform surgeries and manage the patient’s.”

Dr Rajan advised that, the eyes are a gift given to mankind by God, so people should take good care of it.

He further, emphasised on going in for regular checkups and urged people to consult ophthalmologist and rule out retinal problems, glaucoma, cataract and so on.

Dr Rajan Said that, “Be aware about the eye problems and seek a proper treatment at the right time.”