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2006-12: Stray light as a possible parameter for a Functional Classification System of Posterior Capsule Opacification (FCSPCO) and glare complaints

Cataract
Medical devices and techniques
Investigator Initiated Research
Inclusion open since 8-2-2008

Posterior capsule opacification (PCO) is the most common complication after cataract extraction. Visual functioning is affected by retinal straylight which happens to be increased by PCO. Thus far, a classification system of PCO based upon visual function is lacking. The aim of this study is to develop a Functional Classification System of Posterior Capsule Opacification (FCSPCO).

The primary objectives of this study are to develop a FCSPCO and to determine if straylight is a reliable parameter for FCSPCO. Primary parameter is retinal straylight.

Study population comprises patients due for Neodymium-Yag laser capsulotomy (n=250) and patients without (complaints of) PCO after cataract extraction (n=100).

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