Volume : 3
Issue : 3
Online ISSN : 2395-1451
Print ISSN : 2395-1443
Article First Page : 346
Article End Page : 350
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