The development of secondary cataracts (posterior capsule opacity) is still a common condition that occurs after cataract surgery. Statistics show that it can occur in 20 - 50% of patients in the five-year period after surgery. The condition is a result of a clouding of the¬†capsule membrane behind the lens implant with cataract surgery. New software that is fully automated can actually diagnose posterior capsule opacity from magnified images of the ocular fundus. This technology was created by a research team at the University of Alicante. Prior to this new technology, determining the opacification has required the use of expert analysis by specialists. This new software will allow doctors to detect the slow growth of cells on the new lens.
New software accurately diagnoses secondary cataracts
- by Dr. Paul Krawitz
- 25 August, 2014