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Optom Clin. 1995;4(4):69-83.

Capsulotomy.

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Pacific Cataract and Laser Institute, Tacoma, Washington, USA.

Abstract

The development of posterior capsule opacification secondary to extracapsular cataract extraction is a common occurrence. The patient complains of decreased visual acuity, glare, and sensitivity to light. The YAG laser posterior capsulotomy has become standard treatment for this anomaly: an opening is created in the opacified posterior capsule, which immediately improves visual acuity. This review describes the indications, preparation, procedure, follow-up, and complications associated with using a yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG) laser to perform capsulotomy.

PMID:
7488799
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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