Long-term follow up of accidental parafoveal laser burns

Amir Alhalel*, Yoseph Glovinsky, Giora Treister, Elisha Bartov, Michael Blumenthal, Michael Belkin

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The findings after 12 years of follow-up evaluation of 2 patients who sustained accidental parafoveal and juxtafoveal Nd:YAG laser injuries are reported. In both cases, the fovea was not destroyed by the initial insult and early scar formation. Both cases demonstrated, after more than a decade, minimal visual deficit without significant late complications. In spite of early decrease in visual performance, the long-term prognosis for Q-switched Nd:YAG laser retinal lesions in which the fovea was not directly involved in the injury or its repair mechanisms is relatively benign.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)152-154
Number of pages3
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1993


  • Injury
  • Laser
  • Nd: YAG
  • Retina
  • Vitreous hemorrhage


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