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2015 Laser YAG capsulotomy survey

In the May 2015 issue of Eye World magazine, Mitch Gossman, MD highlighted the results of his survey of 100 eye surgeons in the US on the topic of YAG capsulotomy. Opacification of the capsule, the natural container of the man-made lens that is inserted into the eye after cataract removal, is the most common development after cataract surgery. Gossman estimated that 20% to 40% opacification of the posterior capsuleoccurred after cataract surgery.

The survey showed that the most common method used by eye surgeons for YAG capsulotomy of capsules that contained the Crystalens was the spiral method, in which the laser procedure started centrally and proceeded peripherally until a desired width opening is achieved. This method allowed surgeons to carefully titrate the size of the opening in the posterior capsule when the Crystalens was the intraocular lens used in cataract surgery.

Posted June 1, 2015

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