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Title: Q-switched Nd:YAG laser disruption of rabbit lens nucleus
Authors: Fleck, B.W.
Chew, P.T.K.
Lim, A.S.M.
Tock, E.P.C. 
Issue Date: 1990
Citation: Fleck, B.W., Chew, P.T.K., Lim, A.S.M., Tock, E.P.C. (1990). Q-switched Nd:YAG laser disruption of rabbit lens nucleus. Lasers and Light in Ophthalmology 3 (3) : 227-232. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Six albino rabbits were subjected to Q-switched Nd:YAG laser photodisruption of the lens nucleus. Iritis, raised intraocular pressure and lens opacification occurred if the lens capsule was ruptured. These changes did not occur if the capsule remained intact. Histological examination performed seven days after treatment confirmed these findings, and in addition showed that there were no adverse effects on the corneal endothelium or the retina. Attempted aspiration of lens contents in two eyes four days following laser treatment revealed that there had been no significant softening of the lens nucleus as a result of laser disruption. Our findings suggest that Nd:YAG laser photodisruption of the lens nucleus is a safe procedure, provided the lens capsule is not ruptured.
Source Title: Lasers and Light in Ophthalmology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/133800
ISSN: 09225307
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