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Indian Journal of Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology


A comprehensive study to evaluate the safety and efficacy of Nd: YAG laser capsulotomy in the management of posterior capsular opacification in a rural environment


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Author Details: Dinesh P, Jayaram R, Vasantha Kumar LM

Volume : 3

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : 2395-1451

Print ISSN : 2395-1443

Article First Page : 346

Article End Page : 350


Abstract

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.

Keywords:
Laser posterior capsulotomy, Nd: YAG laser, Posterior capsular opacification

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