Potential acuity meter for predicting visual acuity after Nd: YAG posterior capsulotomy

William E Smiddy, D. Radulovic, J. H. Yeo, W. J. Stark, A. E. Maumenee

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Abstract

We studied 30 patients with opacifications of the posterior capsule to determine if the potential acuity meter (PAM) could accurately predict final visual outcome after Nd:YAG discussion. The final visual acuity was within one line of the PAM prediction in 22 of 30 patients (73%), better by two or more lines in seven patients (23%), and worse in one patient (4%) by two lines. Although in thicker capsules the final acuity was occasionally better than the PAM prediction, the rates of false negative and false positive predictions were very low. Mild cystoid macular edema (3 patients), age-related macular degeneration (3 patients), intraocular lens status, and level of initial acuity did not diminish PAM accuracy. The PAM effectively predicts final visual acuity after YAG posterior capsulotomy, when used in a patient, unhurried manner.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)397-400
Number of pages4
JournalOphthalmology
Volume93
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 13 1986
Externally publishedYes

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Posterior Capsulotomy
Visual Acuity
Capsule Opacification
Macular Edema
Intraocular Lenses
Capsules

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Smiddy, W. E., Radulovic, D., Yeo, J. H., Stark, W. J., & Maumenee, A. E. (1986). Potential acuity meter for predicting visual acuity after Nd: YAG posterior capsulotomy. Ophthalmology, 93(3), 397-400.

Potential acuity meter for predicting visual acuity after Nd : YAG posterior capsulotomy. / Smiddy, William E; Radulovic, D.; Yeo, J. H.; Stark, W. J.; Maumenee, A. E.

In: Ophthalmology, Vol. 93, No. 3, 13.08.1986, p. 397-400.

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Smiddy, WE, Radulovic, D, Yeo, JH, Stark, WJ & Maumenee, AE 1986, 'Potential acuity meter for predicting visual acuity after Nd: YAG posterior capsulotomy', Ophthalmology, vol. 93, no. 3, pp. 397-400.
Smiddy WE, Radulovic D, Yeo JH, Stark WJ, Maumenee AE. Potential acuity meter for predicting visual acuity after Nd: YAG posterior capsulotomy. Ophthalmology. 1986 Aug 13;93(3):397-400.
Smiddy, William E ; Radulovic, D. ; Yeo, J. H. ; Stark, W. J. ; Maumenee, A. E. / Potential acuity meter for predicting visual acuity after Nd : YAG posterior capsulotomy. In: Ophthalmology. 1986 ; Vol. 93, No. 3. pp. 397-400.
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