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Retina. 1993;13(2):152-4.

Long-term follow up of accidental parafoveal laser burns.

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Goldschleger Eye Institute, Sheba Medical Center, Sackler School of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Hashomer, Israel.


The findings after 12 years of follow-up evaluation of 2 patients who sustained accidental parafoveal and juxtafoveal Nd:YAG laser injuries are reported. In both cases, the fovea was not destroyed by the initial insult and early scar formation. Both cases demonstrated, after more than a decade, minimal visual deficit without significant late complications. In spite of early decrease in visual performance, the long-term prognosis for Q-switched Nd:YAG laser retinal lesions in which the fovea was not directly involved in the injury or its repair mechanisms is relatively benign.

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