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Visual field improvement after neodymium: YAG laser puncture of miotic cysts.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3601339     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This case report describes the use of a Q-switched neodymium:YAG laser to puncture miotic cysts. Fifteen shots of 0.06 mJ were needed. The pupil dilated more widely following this procedure, resulting in an improvement in the patient's visual field. Intraocular pressure (IOP) was not able to be controlled medically, however, and filtering surgery 20 days post laser treatment was required. IOP control had been poor prior to the laser-treatment, and did not appear to be more following treatment.
W Schrems; C P Tomlinson; C D Belcher
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Ophthalmic surgery     Volume:  18     ISSN:  0022-023X     ISO Abbreviation:  Ophthalmic Surg     Publication Date:  1987 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-24     Completed Date:  1987-07-24     Revised Date:  2007-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0241035     Medline TA:  Ophthalmic Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  342-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Cysts / etiology,  surgery*
Glaucoma / drug therapy*,  physiopathology
Laser Therapy*
Miotics / adverse effects*,  therapeutic use
Punctures / methods
Pupil / drug effects,  physiopathology*
Visual Fields*
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