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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology

Visual outcomes and complications after Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet laser capsulotomy in Posterior capsular opacification

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Author Details : Gona Soujanya*, Kanthamani K

Volume : 5, Issue : 4, Year : 2019

Article Page : 491-495

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Introduction: Posterior capsular opacification is the most common delayed complication following
cataract surgery. Nd -YAG laser capsulotomy is the gold standard treatment for PCO which is both simple
and effective. Though being a non-invasive and simple outpatient procedure, it is not without complications
Materials and Methods: 89 patients with PCO who met the inclusion/exclusion criteria were taken up
for Nd-YAG laser and followed up on day 1, after 1week, 1month and 3 months for visual acuity, IOP and
other complications.
Results: There is excellent and statistically significant (p<0> immediately after the procedure with 90.9% getting a VA of 6/18. Several complications like IOP
rise, iritis are noted which are transient & self resolving.IOL pitting was seen in 5.6% patients. Certain
complications like Corneal haze & burns, Retinal detachment, Endophthalmitis and Secondary closure of
capsulotomy were not seen in our study.
Conclusion: Nd -YAG laser capsulotomy is a safe and effective method of treating PCO.

Keywords: capsular opacification cataract NdYag laser capsulotomy.

Doi : 10.18231/j.ijceo.2019.116

How to cite : Soujanya G, Kanthamani K, Visual outcomes and complications after Neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet laser capsulotomy in Posterior capsular opacification. Indian J Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2019;5(4):491-495

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