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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 82-84

Nd:YAG laser hyaloidotomy as treatment for premacular subhyaloid hemorrhage

Department of Vitreoretinal, Drashti Netralaya, Dahod, Gujarat, India

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Mehul A Shah
Drashti Netralaya, Nr. GIDC, Chakalia Road, Dahod - 389 151, Gujarat
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DOI: 10.4103/1858-540X.124837

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Patients with premacular subhyaloid hemorrhage presented with sudden loss of vision. [1] Nd:YAG laser creates posterior hyaloidotomy, enabling rapid diffusion of subhyaloid hemorrhage into the vitreous gel. This case study was performed to assess the results of Nd:YAG laser hyaloidotomy. A 40-year-old diabetic male presented with painless, sudden diminution of vision in the right eye. His visual acuity (VA) for distance in Right Eye (OD) was finger counting (FC) at 1 m. Anterior segment examination was normal except for posterior cortical cataract. Oncyclopegic examination revealed premacular subhyaloid hemorrhage with fluid level. A Nd:YAG laser posterior hyaloidotomy was performed, and it allowed clear visualization of the posterior pole with improvement of visual acuity to 6/9 at 1-week follow-up. Nd:YAG laser hyaloidotomy an is effective procedure for the treatment of recent premacular subhyaloid hemorrhage, producing rapid dispersion of blood with restoration of visual function.

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