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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 59  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 317

Neodymium-doped yttrium–aluminum–garnet painting: A curious capsulotomy design

Department of Ophthalmology, University Hospital of Henares; Department of Health Sciences, Francisco de Vitoria University, Madrid, Spain

Date of Submission19-Mar-2021
Date of Acceptance27-Jun-2021
Date of Web Publication09-Sep-2021

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Carlos Izquierdo-Rodriguez
University Hospital of Henares, Acda Marie Curie s/n, 28822 – Coslada, Madrid
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/tjosr.tjosr_27_21

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Izquierdo-Rodriguez C. Neodymium-doped yttrium–aluminum–garnet painting: A curious capsulotomy design. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res 2021;59:317

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Izquierdo-Rodriguez C. Neodymium-doped yttrium–aluminum–garnet painting: A curious capsulotomy design. TNOA J Ophthalmic Sci Res [serial online] 2021 [cited 2022 Nov 30];59:317. Available from: https://www.tnoajosr.com/text.asp?2021/59/3/317/325731

Cataract surgery is one of the most frequently performed ophthalmic surgeries in the world. It is a surgery with very well protocolized steps that include the implantation of an intraocular lens in the crystalline capsular bag. Posterior capsule opacification is the most frequent complication after cataract surgery, with an incidence between 3% and 50% at 5 years according to different authors.[1]

The neodymium-doped yttrium–aluminum–garnet laser allows us to correct this capsular opacity in a fast, easy, and nontraumatic way for the patient.[2]

There are different techniques to perform the capsulotomy. The techniques that we can use are the cross, circular, or inverted U technique. Depending on the technique used, we can observe a capsulotomy in a rhomboidal or circular shape.[3],[4]

We present the image of a posterior capsulotomy with a curious pike-shaped morphology typical of the French deck [Figure 1].
Figure 1: Image after performing a posterior capsulotomy due to capsular opacification with pike.shaped morphology of French deck

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Prosdocimo G, Tassinari G, Sala M, Di Biase A, Toschi PG, Gismondi M, et al. Posterior capsule opacification after phacoemulsification: Silicone CeeOn Edge versus acrylate AcrySof intraocular lens. J Cataract Refract Surg 2003;29:1551-5.  Back to cited text no. 1
Aron-Rosa D, Aron JJ, Griesemann M, Thyzel R. Use of the neodymium-YAG laser to open the posterior capsule after lens implant surgery: A preliminary report. J Am Intraocul Implant Soc 1980;6:352-4.  Back to cited text no. 2
Hu CY, Woung LC, Wang MC. Change in the area of laser posterior capsulotomy: 3 month follow-up. J Cataract Refract Surg 2001;27:537-42.  Back to cited text no. 3
Zeki SM. Inverted U' strategy for short pulsed laser posterior capsulotomy. Acta Ophthalmol Scand 1999;77:575-7.  Back to cited text no. 4


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