SCIENTIFIC POSTER 2016_Clinical Outcomes and Safety of Nd-YAG Laser Vitreolysis for Symptomatic Vitreous Floaters Seong Joo Shin

Purpose:

To evaluate the clinical outcomes and safety of Nd:YAG laser vitreolysis for symptomatic vitreous floaters.

Methods:

This was prospective interventional study of 42 eyes of 42 patients with symptomatic floaters lasting more than 6 months. The vitreous floaters were photodisrupted with Ultra Q Reflex Nd:YAG laser. All patients were followed up of 3 months. Preoperative, postoperative best corrected visual activity (BCVA) and intraocular pressure (IOP), changes of the floaters, patient satisfaction and postoperative complication were analyzed.

Results:

There was no significant difference between preoperative, postoperative BCVA and IOP (p>0.05). Vitreous floaters were not recognized in 11 eyes (26.20%), decreased floaters were seen in 26 eyes (61.90%) and no definite changes of floaters were seen in 5 eyes (11.90%). Regarding patient satisfaction after the laser treatment, 15 patients (35.71%) were very statified and 27 (64.29%) were satisfied. Patient with weiss ring type of the floater demonstrated the highest, great satisfied in 8 of the 11 eyes (72.73%), and vitreous floaters were not recognized in 8 of the 11 eyes (72.73%). Postoperative complication was not noted during a follow up period of at least 6 months.

Conclusions:

This study showed that Ultra Q Reflex Nd:YAG laser appears to be an effective and safe for vitreolysis can be a promising treatment for symptomatic vitreous floaters.

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Seong Joo Shin