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    Nd:YAG Laser for Cutting Vitreous Strand

      
    By Roger F. Steinert, MD
    Laser Surgery Education Center
    Cataract/Anterior Segment

    Dr. Steinert demonstrates lysis of a vitreous strand going through the edge of the pupil causing a notch and then out to the incision. The pupil could not be constricted, making cutting the translucent strand a challenge. He uses a peripheral iridotomy lens to get better magnification and to help focus the Nd:YAG laser.