Title

Retinal Complications after Yttrium-Aluminum-Garnet Laser Vitreolysis for Vitreous Floaters.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

11-1-2021

Publication Title

Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina

Abstract

This is an observational case series of two patients who developed direct retinal damage following neodymium-doped yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG) laser treatment for symptomatic vitreous floaters. The first patient developed a vitreous hemorrhage and subsequent branch retinal vein occlusion from laser damage to a major retinal venule. The second patient developed a temporal scotoma from a full-thickness retinal break in the posterior pole requiring laser retinopexy. Direct YAG laser damage to the posterior pole can cause permanent visual deficits.

Volume

52

Issue

11

First Page

610

Last Page

613

DOI

10.3928/23258160-20211014-02

ISSN

2325-8179

PubMed ID

34766848

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