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Aqueous humor analysis after Nd:YAG laser capsulotomy with the laser flare-cell meter.
Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
Using the laser flare-cell meter (Kowa FC-1000), we conducted a prospective study analyzing the effect of Nd:YAG posterior capsulotomy on the quantity of aqueous particles, aqueous flare, and intraocular pressure in 65 eyes (58 patients). Aqueous particles increased at six hours, followed by flare rise which was significant at 18 hours after capsulotomy. Only 22 eyes (34%) had a significant flare rise over prelaser values. Anti-inflammatory therapy was necessary in only one patient. The mean intraocular pressure value did not rise significantly after capsulotomy. Acute intraocular hypertension (AIOHT) (> 7 mm Hg increase) occurred between three and six hours after laser therapy in 12 patients (19%), was related in time to particle rise, and always responded to a single dose of acetazolamide. Acute intraocular hypertension was strongly correlated with elevated aqueous particles (P < .0001) and somewhat correlated with flare rise (P < .036), but was not correlated with the intraocular lens position (bag or sulcus fixation). Our findings strongly suggest that trabecular meshwork clogging by debris generated by the capsulotomy is the mechanism at the origin of AIOHT.
Adult, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Aqueous Humor/metabolism, Cataract Extraction, Eye Proteins/metabolism, Female, Humans, Intraocular Pressure, Laser Therapy/adverse effects, Lens Capsule, Crystalline/surgery, Male, Middle Aged, Ocular Hypertension/etiology, Ophthalmology/instrumentation, Prospective Studies, Uveitis, Anterior/etiology
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