We describe a technique to prevent milky liquefied cortical matter from obscuring the view of the anterior chamber and radial tears caused by high intracapsular pressure in eyes with hypermature or intumescent cataract. The continuous curvilinear capsulorhexis (CCC) is created in a sealed anterior chamber without capsule staining or viscoelastic material. Ninety-four consecutive CCCs were performed by a single surgeon over 24 months using the method. A successful CCC was achieved in all eyes. Four cases had complications that occurred late in the surgery and were not related to the CCC.