Eradication of posterior capsule opacification: documentation of a marked decrease in Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy rates noted in an analysis of 5416 pseudophakic human eyes obtained postmortem.

@article{Apple2001EradicationOP,
  title={Eradication of posterior capsule opacification: documentation of a marked decrease in Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy rates noted in an analysis of 5416 pseudophakic human eyes obtained postmortem.},
  author={David J. Apple and Qun Peng and Nithi Visessook and Liliana Werner and Suresh K Pandey and Marcela Escobar-Gomez and Jagat Ram and Gerd Uwe Auffarth},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={2001},
  volume={108 3},
  pages={505-18}
}
OBJECTIVE (1) To report the neodymium:yttrium-aluminum-garnet (Nd:YAG) laser posterior capsulotomy rate (%) of eight rigid and foldable intraocular lens (IOL) designs in a series of 5416 pseudophakic human eyes obtained postmortem, accessioned in our center between January 1988 and January 2000. (2) To identify factors that are instrumental in reducing the incidence of posterior capsule opacification, (PCO, secondary cataract) and hence the need for Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy. DESIGN… CONTINUE READING