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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