The Nd:YAG laser uses infrared light focused at 1064 nm.1 Using a short pulse and high power, it causes plasma formation, resulting in shock or acoustic waves that disrupt target tissue.2,3 It is commonly used for laser periphery iridotomies and posterior capsulotomies. Common complications after Nd:YAG capsulotomy include intraocular pressure elevation, intraocular lens damage, and anterior uveitis.4,5 Herein, we describe 3 eyes in 2 patients with endothelial damage after Nd:YAG capsulotomy.
Menda SA, Palay D, McLeod S. Endothelial Circles After Nd:YAG Posterior Capsulotomy. JAMA Ophthalmol. 2015;133(2):220–222. doi:10.1001/jamaophthalmol.2014.4289
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