Posterior capsular Opacity

  • Country:

    Uganda

  • Age:

    34

  • Gender:

    Male

  • Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye:

    Yes

    High intraocular pressure
  • Did you perform any surgery for the eyes:

    Yes

    Cataract Eye Surgery, trabeculotomy
  • Do you use any eye drops:

    Yes

    Prednisolone eye drops, Azopt and Dorzolamide
  • Do you wear lenses or glasses:

    No

  • Do you suffer from any diseases in the body:

    No

 

Question

 

 

 

Hi,

Can Posterior capsular Opacity occurs weeks after cataract Eye surgery?

Thanks

 

Answer

 

 

 

Thanks for your Question

Yes it can, even in some cases the posterior capsular opacity can occur days after the cataract surgery. The intraocular lens is implanted inside a bag in which the back surface of this bag is opacified with time. Usually it occurs months after cataract eye surgery but for some reasons such as yound age, intraouclar inflammation, complicated intraocular surgeries, type of intraocular lens, remanents of lenticular fibers and epithelial cells, medications and diabetes mellitus, the opacification can occur earlier.

YAG Laser capsulotomy can be used to treat this condition but it is not recommended earlier than 4 months post cataract surgery

 

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