Neodymium-YAG laser posterior capsulotomy for the treatment of aphakic and pseudophakic pupillary block

Am J Ophthalmol. 1987 Nov 15;104(5):502-7. doi: 10.1016/s0002-9394(14)74108-x.


We examined five patients who developed pupillary block after extracapsular cataract extraction. One of the patients also had a posterior chamber intraocular lens implanted at the time of cataract operation. In all five patients, pupillary block was promptly relieved by Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aphakia, Postcataract / pathology
  • Cataract Extraction / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy / methods*
  • Lens Capsule, Crystalline / surgery*
  • Lens, Crystalline / surgery*
  • Lenses, Intraocular*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pupil*