INTRAOCULAR PRESSURE CHANGES AFTER ND-YAG LASER CAPSULOTOMY

Authors

  • ABDUL AZIZ AWAN
  • SAJID HASSAN KAZMI
  • SYED ASHFAQ BUKHARI

Abstract

Background: 28-43% of the patients develop posterior capsular thickening after extra capsular cataract surgery. Nd YAG lasercapsulotomy is a method of choice to treat this complication. Method: We conducted a prospective, clinical, randomizedcomparative study to evaluate the post YAG laser IOP rise in 54 patients at Ayub Teaching Hospital Complex. Result: There were43% male and 57% female patients with a mean age of 63.6 years. The mean time for capsular opacification was 14.6 months.Postoperative visual improvement was 6'24 to 6/6. All patients showed post laser IOP rise that was controlled by TopicalBeta-blockers and steroids effectively.

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