In a group of 100 consecutive operations of cataract by the method of phacoemul-sification in 1998 in 9% penetration of fragments of lenticular material into theretrolenticular space was observed. It is a less frequent associated phenomenonof phacoemulsification. It provides evidence of the possible penetration of largerparticles through the relatively intact suspensory apparatus. The authors did notobserve an association of the phenomenon with clinical complications.
Key words: vitreous body complications, phacoemulsification
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