• A punch was developed for excision of the anterior lens capsule, performed primarily in conjunction with so-called endocapsular procedures. The punch allows uniform anterior capsulectomy without any significant damage to the zonule. The punch is particularly useful for eyes with weak or scarred lens capsules, which are difficult to manipulate with conventional tools for anterior capsulectomy.
Miyake K. Punch for Removal of Anterior Lens Capsule. Arch Ophthalmol. 1987;105(6):859-860. doi:10.1001/archopht.1987.01060060149052