Cataract after retinal Laser

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I was wondering if PASCAL laser (yellow light) could damage the ocular lens, and cause Cataract after retinal tear or hole treatment? I got cataract in my eyes only 1 Month after this treatment, is it only a coincidence ? In addition i got floaters too, which i have never seen before, even if i m very nearsighted. Thank you for answers !

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    I did a cursory googling and came upon an article dated 1998-Feb-02 "Acquired cataracts after argon laser photocoagulation for retinopathy of prematurity (infants)". The conclusion: "Argon laser photocoagulation remains  ... . The incidence of cataract formation is approximately 1% and may be more likely to occur when persistent hyaloidal vessels are present on the lens."

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      Thank you for your answer, i saw this article but i think that it is related only to the infants born prematurely, and i don't know if we can apply that to my case.

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      That study was over 20 years old. And the "incidence of cataract formation is approximately 1%". Hope that alleviates some of your anxiety.

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    If you go to britkennels ' discussion "Anyone else with lattice degeneration/thin retinas that HAS had cataract surgery?"  Britkennels, robert20416 and Eye-Kan-Sea, they all already had cataracts, before proceeding to Argon Laser treatments. But then you are so young and in a different category. There are some words of wisdom there, apparently Argon Laser is no guarantee that a retina hole/tear/detachment won't happen again. I wonder if there are any specific vitamin supplements to take other than Omega-3, flaxseeds, Lutein, zinc, billbery, zeaxanthin ....

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