The CGPL capsulotomy contact glass was designed by Riquin, Fankhauser et al. for the dissection of opacified posterior lens capsules and membranes in the pupillary and retropupillary space with the YAG laser.
This contact lens enhances the safety and efficacy of the laser procedures. It lowers the minimal laser energy that is necessary for disruption of the capsule and it significantly reduces risk to the IOL. The magnifying effect allows for improved aiming accuracy. Beam handling is facilitated by the large diameter of the contact glass.