Mathews Journal of Ophthalmology


Current Issue Volume 8, Issue 3 - 2023

IOL Pitting in an Opacified IOL Post Nd: Yag Capsulotomy

Dhaivat Shah*, Rinal Pandit, Sukanya Gorhe, Richa Matani, Tina Damani, Saraf SN

Choithram Netralaya, Shriram Talawadi, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India

*Corresponding author: Dr. Dhaivat Shah, Choithram Netralaya, Shriram Talawadi, Dhar Road, Indore, Madhya Pradesh, India, Tel: +91 9879409595; Email: [email protected].

Received Date: November 10, 2023

Published Date: December 06, 2023

Citation: Shah D, et al. (2023). IOL Pitting in an Opacified IOL Post Nd: Yag Capsulotomy. Mathews J Ophthalmol. 8(3):35.

Copyrights: Shah D, et al. © (2023).


The photo essay presents a case of a 73-year-old male facing vision issues after Nd: YAG capsulotomy for a suspected Posterior Capsular Opacity. Pitting on the surface of an opacified hydrophilic intraocular lens (IOL) was observed due to inadvertent laser shots, distinct from the typical YAG laser pitting when treating posterior capsular opacity (PCO). Glare and light reflection can be troublesome causes for a patient secondary to IOL pitting. This report emphasizes the need to differentiate opacified IOL from Posterior Capsular Opacity to avoid unnecessary or incorrect procedures.

Keywords: Eye, Intraocular Lens, Posterior Capsular Opacity, Anterior Segment, Laser.


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