Long-term results of Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy with the Swiss laser

J Cataract Refract Surg. 1986 Mar;12(2):150-3. doi: 10.1016/s0886-3350(86)80031-1.


The Microruptor II (MR-II) Nd:YAG laser developed by Fankhauser was evaluated in a national multicenter prospective study of posterior capsulotomy. Results are reported on 3,711 patients who underwent Nd:YAG laser photodiscission. Ninety-two percent of patients experienced an improvement in vision at some point following photodiscission and the postoperative complications of persistent cystoid macular edema and glaucoma occurred at rates of 2.5% and 0.2%, respectively, indicating the safety and efficacy of the MR-II for posterior capsulotomy.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Glaucoma / etiology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Intraoperative Complications
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Lens Capsule, Crystalline / surgery*
  • Lens, Crystalline / surgery*
  • Macular Edema / etiology
  • Middle Aged
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Prospective Studies
  • Visual Acuity