New data demonstrate cataract patients implanted with an AcrySof monofocal IOL are less likely to develop posterior capsule opacification (PCO) or to require a Nd:YAG laser
procedure to correct PCO after cataract surgery than those implanted with a non-AcrySof monofocal hydrophilic or hydrophobic IOL.
The current Army initiative to offer Nd:YAG laser
periodontal therapy, shown in the Figure, to Soldiers is helpful to clinicians managing high-risk periodontitis patients, including those who smoke.
29] enrolled 27 patients with culture or PAS stain confirmed onychomycosis to receive either 2 treatments with a 1064 nm Nd:YAG laser
(two weeks apart) or no treatment.
Melasma, pigmentation, Q-switched Nd:YAG laser
, MASI score.
In addition to PICOCARE, other products with US FDA clearance include Pastelle, which is a Q-switched Nd:YAG laser
and Cosjet SR, which is a long pulsed Nd:YAG laser
, concluded the company.
Transient erythema and perifollicular edema were found in all the three modalities, hypopigmentation was associated with QS 1064-nm Nd:YAG laser
in less than 1% compared to 18% and 17% in ruby and alexandrite lasers, respectively.
Both Er:YAG laser or Nd:YAG laser
on the deglaze porcelain surface can be recommended as viable treatment alternatives to acid etching.
Quantitative data like age, IOP, IOP in low and high energy Nd:YAG laser
levels were presented by mean +- SD.
therapy has certain limitations, including transient intraocular pressure (IOP) elevation, high cost, limited access to the instruments, noncompliance with laser therapy in young children, need for general anesthesia and the high incidence of IOL damage.
At present, the most effective treatment of PCO is Nd:YAG laser
The procedure involves use of a Q-switched frequency-doubled Nd:YAG laser
that targets melanocytes in the trabecular meshwork of the eye, thus reducing intraocular pressure (IOP).
Also, the research findings presented in this article do not apply to the laser-assisted new attachment procedure (LANAP) using the Nd:YAG laser
, as it is a specific protocol trademarked by one company, requiring a full year of training, and reserved as more of a definitive surgical procedure for dentists or dental specialists only.