Hyperplastic pupillary membrane and laser therapy

Ophthalmic Surg. 1994 Mar;25(3):189-90.


The eyes in two cases of extensive hyperplastic pupillary membranes with significant reduction of visual acuity and clarity were subjected to sectioning of the membranes in the superior 270 degrees of the pupil using a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser. The complications of microhemorrhages, pigment dispersal, and elevation of intraocular pressure were insignificant, while the objective and subjective improvement in vision was remarkable.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hyperplasia / surgery
  • Iris / pathology*
  • Iris / surgery
  • Laser Therapy* / adverse effects
  • Male
  • Postoperative Complications
  • Pupil
  • Visual Acuity