The aspiration or push-pull technique for congenital cataract extraction without iridectomy has been well accepted.1-4 However, poor preoperative pupillary dilatation has been considered an indication for full iridectomy superiorly and vertical iridotomy inferiorly.5,6 A large corneal section is thus required, and one of the major advantages of the push-pull technique is thereby eliminated; viz, its atraumatic nature.
MAUMENEE AE, GOLDBERG MF. Push-Pull Cataract Aspiration and Franceschetti Corepraxy. Arch Ophthalmol. 1965;74(1):72-73. doi:10.1001/archopht.1965.00970040074017