Posterior capsular Opacity

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Mon, 09/24/2018 - 21:31
Country
Uganda
Age
34
Gender
Male
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?

Cataract Eye Surgery, trabeculotomy

Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?

High intraocular pressure

Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?

Prednisolone eye drops, Azopt and Dorzolamide

Do you use any eye drops?
Yes

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 young age, intraouclar inflammation, complicated intraocular surgeries, type of intraocular lens, remnants 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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