International Journal of Ophthalmic PathologyISSN: 2324-8599

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Review Article, Int J Ophthalmic Pathol Vol: 3 Issue: 4

A Review of Posterior Capsule Opacification

Rahul Bhargava*
Director, Laser Eye Clinic, Noida 201301, India
Corresponding author : Rahul Bhargava
B2/004, Ananda Apartments, Sector-48, Noida 201301, India
Tel: +919999055223
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: July 23, 2014 Accepted: September 11, 2014 Published: September 15, 2014
Citation: Bhargava R (2014) A Review of Posterior Capsule Opacification. J Ophthalmic Pathol 3:4. doi:10.4172/2324-8599.1000147

Abstract

Expectation of patients receiving modern day cataract surgery has become similar to refractive surgery. They expect almost perfect results, often emmetropia. Over the last few decades, PCO has been the most common visually disabling sequel of cataract surgery and has important medical, social and economic implications. Posterior capsule opacification (PCO) or after cataract refers to the opacity that develops in the posterior capsule after cataract surgery; a central PCO may affect light scatter (forward and backward), reduce contrast sensitivity, decreases visual acuity, thereby compromising working efficiency and productivity.

Keywords: Posterior capsule; Intraocular lens; Elschnig pearls; Equatorial lens bow

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