International Journal of
Medicine and Medical Sciences

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Med. Med. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-9723
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJMMS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 535

Full Length Research Paper

Prevalence of different Nd:YAG Laser induced complication in patients with significant posterior capsule opacification and their correlation with time duration after standard cataract surgery.

Aurangzeb Shaikh
  • Aurangzeb Shaikh
  • Department of Ophthalmology, LUMHS Eye Hospital, Hyderabad, Pakistan.
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Faheemullah Shaikh
  • Faheemullah Shaikh
  • Department of Ophthalmology, LUMHS, Eye Hospital, Hyderabad, Pakistan.
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Jai Ram Adwani
  • Jai Ram Adwani
  • Department of Ophthalmology, Unit-I, Dow University of Health Science, and PCB Cell, CivilHospital, Karachi, Pakistan.
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Ziauddin Ahmed Shaikh
  • Ziauddin Ahmed Shaikh
  • Department of Ophthalmology, PMC Hospital Nawabshah, Pakistan.
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  •  Accepted: 16 October 2009
  •  Published: 01 January 2010


To determine the prevalence of different types of eye complication due to Nd: YAG laser posterior capsulotomy and its correlation with postoperative time duration following cataract surgery. Eyes underwent ND: YAG Laser posterior capsulotomy (on average 6 months to 3 years) after implantation of Intraocular lens (IOL) in posterior chamber of the eye. Determination of different types of Nd: YAG Laser induced complications in relation with postoperative time duration. We found a higher prevalence of post YAG laser AC reaction, Rasised intraocular pressure (IOP), IOL damage, vitreous reaction, macular and retinal damage. Nd: YAG Laser posterior capsulotomy is almost equally safe when performed after six months of cataract surgery. 

Key words: Nd:YAG Laser, posterior capsule opacification (PCO), intraocular lens (IOL), anterior chamber (AC), macular edema, vitreous hemorrhage, glaucoma.