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Korean J Ophthalmol. 1990 Jun;4(1):34-9.

Lysis of vitreous strands with neodymium: YAG laser.

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Department of Ophthalmology, Asan Medical Center, Ulsan University, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Eighteen eyes with vitreous strands adherent to the corneoscleral wounds of previous cataract surgery were treated with neodymium: YAG laser to lyse those strands. Twelve eyes were treated for management of cystoid macular edema (CME group); six eyes were treated for prophylaxis of possible CME (prophylactic group). In the CME group, visual acuity improved two or more lines in nine eyes (75.0%), and seven eyes had a post laser visual acuity of 0.5 or better (One eye had a pre-treatment visual acuity of 0.5 or better). In the prophylactic group, visual acuity was either maintained at the pre-treatment visual acuity of 0.5 or better. In the prophylactic group, visual acuity was either maintained at the pre-treatment level or improved in five eyes (83.3%) 18 months later following laser treatment. This procedure was complicated by retinal detachment in one case and the elevation of intraocular pressure over 10 mmHg in another case.

PMID:
2214250
DOI:
10.3341/kjo.1990.4.1.34
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