Is YAG capsulotomy safe? Medicaly refractory intraocular pressure elevation after laser treatment of an aphakic eye
We report on a patient with traumatic angle recession who developed persistently high intraocular pressure after YAG posterior capsulotomy. The increased intraocular pressure failed to respond to medical treatment and required glaucoma surgery with implantation of an ExPress shunt drainage device. The surgery was augmented with intraoperative mitomycin C (0.4 mg/mL). Despite early postoperative hypotony, the patient’s visual acuity was 0.5 and intraocular pressure was 6 to 13 mm Hg 5 months after the glaucoma surgery.
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