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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 203-206

The effect of prophylactic laser barrage treatment before phacoemulsification in high myopia


Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Menoufia, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Kareem Mohamed Abdelreheem
Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Hassan Radwan Street, Tanta, Gharbia Governorate
Egypt
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/1110-2098.155995

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Objective The aim of this work was to study the effect of prophylactic laser barrage treatment before phacoemulsification in high myopia. Background High myopia is considered as an important risk factor for the development of peripheral retinal degeneration and the subsequent development of retinal detachment, and hence, prophylactic laser barrage treatment is used for such uses. Patients and methods Thirty eyes of 20 patients with high myopia were divided into the following two groups: group I, high myopia with peripheral retinal degeneration subjected to laser retinopexy, and group II, high myopia with peripheral retinal degeneration not subjected to laser retinopexy. The two groups after undergoing phacoemulsification had been followed for the development of retinal detachment. Results Prophylactic laser barrage treatment significantly reduces the incidence of retinal detachment after phacoemulsification in high myopia. Conclusion Prophylactic laser barrage treatment decreases the incidence of retinal detachment after phacoemulsification in high myopia.


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