After capsulotomy, Zepto® is designed to be released from the capsule by using the roller dispenser to push OVD/BSS back into the suction cup and float Zepto off the capsule. If this release mechanism is not working, check that the suction tube is not kinked.
If suction tube is not kinked, release may be achieved by:
First, disconnecting the suction tubing from the isolator and then moving the roller dispenser back to its original position.
Second, a syringe filled with BSS is then connected to the suction tubing and BSS is introduced slowly by pushing on the syringe plunger with the surgeon observing through the microscope.
Third, Zepto release is confirmed when OVD/BSS is observed exiting the corneal incision (or if air bubbles are observed in the eye in the case where the suction line was not properly filled with BSS during initial device set-up).
Zepto is now ready to be removed from the eye.