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July 1982

Photocoagulation-Induced Lens Opacity

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Ophthalmology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1982;100(7):1068-1070. doi:10.1001/archopht.1982.01030040046003

• Lens opacities secondary to argon laser photocoagulation were seen in six eyes of four patients undergoing treatment for subretinal neovascular membrane and diabetic retinopathy. Laser-induced lens opacities were multiple, grayish-white, and localized at the junction of the nucleus and anterior cortex of the lens. These lens opacities were stable and nonprogressive. Laser-induced lens opacities are a potential complication of photocoagulation treatment in patients with nuclear sclerosis.

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