Spectrum of Nd:YAG laser-induced intraocular lens damage in explanted lenses.

@article{Mamalis1990SpectrumON,
  title={Spectrum of Nd:YAG laser-induced intraocular lens damage in explanted lenses.},
  author={Nick Mamalis and M T Craig and Francis W. Price},
  journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery},
  year={1990},
  volume={16 4},
  pages={
          495-500
        }
}
A series of explanted intraocular lenses (IOLs) and autopsy globes containing IOLs that had previously had Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy were analyzed at the Intermountain Ocular Research Center. A broad spectrum of laser-induced IOL damage was found. In the majority of instances, the damage was classified as mild and consisted of tiny pits on the IOLs' posterior surface. These pits would not be expected to produce any visually significant consequences. Moderate damage consisted of larger… CONTINUE READING