Case report: PDF OnlyLens opacity after neodymium:YAG laser iridectomy for phakic intraocular lens implantationZadok, David MDb,*; Chayet, Arturo MDaAuthor Information aCODET Instituto de Oftalmologia, Tijuana, Mexico bDepartment of Ophthalmology, Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerin, Israel *Reprint requests to David Zadok, MD, Department of Ophthalmology,Assaf Harofeh Medical Center, Zerifin 70300, Israel. Accepted December 28, 1998. Journal of Cataract & Refractive Surgery: April 1999 - Volume 25 - Issue 4 - p 592-593 doi: 10.1016/S0886-3350(99)80062-5 Buy Metrics Abstract We describe a previously unreported complication of a posterior chamber intraocular lens (IOL) implanted in a phakic eye. The left eye of a 25-year-old patient with high myopia was treated prophylactically with neodymium:YAG (Nd:YAG) laser iridotomy prior to phakic IOL implantation. Slitlamp examination of the left eye disclosed an opacity of the anterior capsule of the crystalline lens under the iridotomy site. This case demonstrates a complication associated with Nd:YAG iridotomy prior to implantation of a phakic IOL. © 1999 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.