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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 85-87

An uncommon complication from a common procedure

Department of Ophthalmology, M. N. Eye Hospital Pvt. Ltd, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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Dr. Rithulaa Raja
15/2, Agathiar Street, Teachers Colony, Erode - 638 011, Tamil Nadu
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_157_20

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The study aims to highlight the importance of appropriate sizing of yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG)–capsulotomy. We report a case of a patient who developed sudden loss of vision, due to an unprecedented posterior dislocation of the posterior chamber intraocular lens, following an apparently uncomplicated YAG laser capsulotomy for a posterior capsular opacification (PCO), which was restored to complete visual recovery. We also stress the importance of appropriate size of the YAG openings. Although neodymium: YAG laser posterior capsulotomy is a safe procedure for treating PCO, it is not free from complications. Limiting the size of the YAG opening to meet the basic requirements is necessary.

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