The primary step in the intracapsular operation is the subluxation of the lens by rapture of the suspensory ligament. The facility of this rapture depends on the state of the suspensory ligament and of the capsule of the lens, and it may be said that the success of the intracapsular extraction rests on 2 factors: the capsule of the lens and the zonular fibers and on their relation.
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