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Five Consecutive Cases of Liquefied Aftercataract: Impact of Nd:YAG Laser Capsulotomy on Refraction and High-Order Aberrations



Ken-Ichi Sato*, Kensuke Tabira
Department of Ophthalmology, Nikko Memorial Hospital, 1-5-13 Shintomi-cho, Muroran 051-8501, Japan


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* Address correspondence to this author at the Department of Ophthalmology, Nikko Memorial Hospital, 1-5-13 Shintomi-cho, Muroran 051-8501, Japan; Tel: +81-143-24-1331; Fax: +81-143-22-5296; E-mails: vze04311@nifty.ne.jp, kenichi.sato@nikko-kinen.or.jp


Abstract

For five consecutive eyes from five patients with liquefied aftercataract, Nd:YAG laser treatment significantly reduced high-order aberrations. Two eyes showing a reduction in positive spherical-like aberrations after treatment showed a postoperative myopic shift, while three eyes showing no change in spherical-like aberrations demonstrated hyperopic or only a slight myopic shift.

Keywords: Cataract surgery, aftercataract, Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy, high-order aberration.