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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: November | Volume: 7 | Issue: 11 | Pages: 101-106

Visual Outcome Following Neodymium: Yttrium-Aluminium-Garnet Laser Posterior Capsulotomy For Posterior Capsular Opacification – A Study Done At Government Medical College, Jammu, J&K, North India

Satinder Kumar1, Angli Manhas2, Dinesh Gupta3, Dinesh Kumar4

1Resident Scholar, 2Senior Resident, 3Professor & Head,
Department of Ophthalmology, Government Medical College Jammu, J&K, India.
4Professor & Head, Department of PSM, Government Medical College, Jammu, J&K, India

Corresponding Author: Angli Manhas


Aims, settings & design: The present prospective study was conducted to see visual outcome following Nd: YAG laser capsulotomy on 100 ophthalmology patients who developed PCO after extracapsular cataract extraction, over a period of 1 year, between November 2013 to October 2014 in Upgraded department of Ophthalmology, Government medical college, Jammu.
Materials & Methods: The present study involved 100 patients who developed posterior capsular opacification after extracapsular cataract extraction. Both pre and post Nd: YAG laser capsulotomy visual acuity was estimated in all patients.
Results: The best corrected visual acuity of 6/6 was achieved in 41(41%) patients while 6/12 – 6/9 in 42 (42%) patients on day 7th following Nd-YAG laser capsulotomy.
Conclusion: Nd-YAG laser posterior capsulotomy is the safest, non-invasive & most effective procedure in the management of PCO with good visual outcome.

Key words: Cataract, ECCE, posterior capsular opacification, Nd: YAG laser, visual acuity.

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