International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Analysis Study Research Paper | Ophthalmology | India | Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022


A Clinical Study of Visual Outcome after Nd-YAG Laser Capsulotomy in Posterior Capsule Opacification

Sonal Bhadka [2] | Vijayalaxmi S. Bezankiwar [2] | Sachin Ainapure [2] | Pooja Pathak [2]


Abstract: Introduction: Cataract remains the single largest cause of blindness worldwide which is curable. The aim of this study is to see the visual outcome after Nd-YAG laser capsulotomy in posterior capsule opacity (PCO) and to study the correlation between PCO and visual acuity before and after Nd-YAG laser capsulotomy. Material and Methods: Nd-YAG laser capsulotomy was carried out in 300 eyes of 300 patients. It was a hospital based prospective study which included patients who underwent small incision cataract surgery (SICS) orphacoemulsification with PCIOL implantation and developed PCO. Results: 95% eyes showed improved vision after Nd-YAG laser capsulotomy. Sex predilection was not found among patients who developed PCO. Majority patients were in the age group of 60-80 years. Conclusion: Nd-YAG laser capsulotomy presented as a noninvasive, effective and relatively safer technique to manage intact posterior capsule opacity.


Keywords: visual outcome, Nd-YAG laser capsulotomy, posterior capsule opacity


Edition: Volume 11 Issue 5, May 2022,


Pages: 1157 - 1159


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