Treatment of late-onset capsular distension syndrome with a neodymium:YAG laser peripheral iridotomy and anterior capsulotomy
Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery, 06/01/2012
Grover DS et al. – The authors describe a new approach to treat late–onset capsular distension syndrome in which the fluid in the capsular bag is cloudy and prevents a posterior neodymium:YAG (Nd:YAG) laser capsulotomy. A peripheral laser iridotomy is created through which the anterior lens capsule peripheral to the IOL optic is accessed. This opening in the iris provides an access point through which an anterior Nd:YAG laser capsulotomy can be performed. Following disruption of the anterior lens capsule, the capsular fluid is released into the anterior chamber and absorbed through the inherent drainage system of the eye.