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CASE REPORT
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 186-188

Femtosecond laser-assisted anterior capsulotomy for capsule phimosis


Department of Cataract and Glaucoma, Giridhar Eye Institute, Kochi, Kerala, India

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Dr. Jibi Suresh
Keecheril House, S. N. Junction, Palarivattom, Kochi - 682 025, Kerala
India
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/kjo.kjo_29_20

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The centripetal constriction and fibrosis of the capsulorhexis following cataract surgery are known as anterior capsule phimosis. A 44-year-old myopic female who underwent uneventful phacoemulsification with in-the-bag intraocular lens implantation in the right eye presented 2 months later with cloudy vision due to significant capsular phimosis. Her best-corrected visual acuity was 20/32 in the right eye. She underwent femtosecond laser-assisted capsulotomy using a power of 10 μJ. Femtosecond laser is a more precise and predictable method of treating anterior capsule phimosis as compared to the existing treatment modalities, such as neodymium: YAG capsular opening.


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