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Visual benefits of nd yag laser capsulotomy study in south eastern rajasthan

Authors:Mohan Lal Gupta
Int J Biol Med Res. 2012; 3(4): 2507-2514  |  PDF File


Cataract is one of the most leading cause of curable blindness all over world. In the developing word most popular method of cataract operation is extra capsular cataract extraction (ECCE) with posterior chamber into ocular lens in plantation eye (PCIOL) by Various Methods. This hold true for our county and Rajasthan state too. The present study was undertaken to evaluate post Nd : Yag laser capsulotomy the visual gain regarding visual acuity and clarity in posterior capsular opacification after extra capsular cataract extraction Materials and methods : Prospective study of 100 patients of posterior capsular opacification was selected in the study in S.R.G. hospital and Medical collage Jhalawar for Nd :Yag capsulotomy . The 70% patients are from our institution and 30% patients are form other centers. Nd: YAG capusulotoy was done by single surgeon without anesthesia as OPD patients Results – At three month follow-up after the Nd: YAG capsulotomy , the every case achieved clear pupillary area 97% patients improved visual acuity by more than one line while 2% remained same and 1% patient deteriorated due to retinal pathology. 30% achieved visual acuity 6/6 on snellen chart. Most comman cause for visual acuity not achieved upto 6/6 after capsulotomy was found to be pre existing degenerative conditions of ratina. Conclusion: Nd: Yag laser capsulotomy results in improvement of visual acuity without serious complications. It is painless outdoor procedure.