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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 352-355

Hinged capsulotomy - Does it decrease floaters after yttrium aluminum garnet laser capsulotomy?

Department of Ophthalmology, Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Hesam Hashemian
Eye Research Center, Farabi Eye Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Ghazvin Sq., Tehran
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.159761

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Objectives: The objective was to compare conventional circular yttrium aluminum garnet (YAG) laser capsulotomy with hinged capsulotomy to manage posterior capsular opacification (PCO). Materials and Methods: This prospective, randomized clinical trial enrolled pseudophakic patients with visually significant posterior capsule opacification. Patients were randomized to undergo posterior YAG laser capsulotomy with either conventional circular technique or a new technique with an inferior hinge. At 1-month postoperatively, patients were asked if they had any "annoying floaters" and the responses were compared between groups. P < 0.05 was considered statistically significant. Results: A total of 83 patients were enrolled. Forty-three patients underwent hinged posterior YAG capsulotomy and 40 patients underwent routine circular capsulotomy. At 1-month postoperatively, there was a statistically significant decrease in "annoying floaters" in the group that underwent circular capsulotomy (P = 0.02). There was no statistically significant association in the total energy delivered (P = 0.4) or the number of spots (P = 0.2) and patient perception of "annoying floaters." Conclusion: Hinged YAG capsulotomy was effective at decreasing the rate of floaters in patients with PCO.

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