A comprehensive study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Nd: YAG laser capsulotomy in the management of posterior capsular opacification in a rural environmentJournal: Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology (Vol.3, No. 3)
Publication Date: 2017-09-01
Authors : Dinesh P Jayaram R Vasantha Kumar LM.;
Page : 346-350
Keywords : Laser posterior capsulotomy; Nd: YAG laser; Posterior capsular opacification;
Objective: To evaluate the safety and the efficacy of Neodymium Yttrium Aluminium Garnet (Nd: YAG) laser capsulotomy in the management of posterior capsular opacification in a rural population. Materials and Method: An interventional prospective study conducted for a period of eighteen months about the safety and efficacy of Nd: YAG laser capsulotomy in the management of posterior capsular opacification (PCO). Results: Study demonstrates that the pearl type (59%) of PCO is commonest, grade II PCO (52%) is commonest followed by grade III (39%). Post Nd: YAG laser capsulotomy, best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) of 6/9 was achieved in about 48% of the patients and 6/6 BCVA was achieved in about 22% of the patients. Conclusion: It is an outpatient procedure. The procedure is a non-invasive, simple, efficient, safe and economical in the management of PCO with minimal complications.
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