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Persistent elevation in intraocular pressure after Nd:YAG laser treatment.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
Ophthalmic surgery
Publication Date
Volume
17
Issue
8
Pages
465–466
Identifiers
PMID: 3748536
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A bilaterally pseudophakic patient, who had no previous evidence of glaucoma, underwent Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy and dispersal of vitreous syneresis opacities of his left eye. The eye developed persistent intraocular pressure elevation and visual field loss, requiring medical therapy and argon laser trabeculoplasty. His fellow eye remained normotensive after Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy. Nd:YAG laser treatment can result in chronic intraocular pressure elevation and glaucomatous visual field loss.

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