National outcomes of cataract extraction. Increased risk of retinal complications associated with Nd:YAG laser capsulotomy. The Cataract Patient Outcomes Research Team.

@article{Javitt1992NationalOO,
  title={National outcomes of cataract extraction. Increased risk of retinal complications associated with Nd:YAG laser capsulotomy. The Cataract Patient Outcomes Research Team.},
  author={Jonathan C. Javitt and James M. Tielsch and Joseph K. Canner and Marvin Kolb and Alfred Sommer and Earl P. Steinberg},
  journal={Ophthalmology},
  year={1992},
  volume={99 10},
  pages={1487-97; discussion 1497-8}
}
PURPOSE The authors studied 57,103 randomly selected Medicare beneficiaries who underwent extracapsular cataract extraction in 1986 or 1987 to determine the possible association between performance of neodymium (Nd):YAG laser capsulotomy and the risk of subsequent retinal break or detachment. METHODS Cases of cataract surgery were identified from Medicare claims submitted in 1986 and 1987 and were followed through the end of 1988. Episodes of cataract surgery, posterior capsulotomy, and… CONTINUE READING

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