Assessment of clinical efficacy of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser 1064-nm in onychomycosis


  • Attia Tabassum Department of Dermatology, Mayo Hospital, Lahore
  • Mahwash Rana Department of Dermatology, Continental Medical College, Lahore
  • Bushra Bashir Department of Dermatology, Jinnah Hospital, Lahore
  • Faria Asad Department of Dermatology, Services Institute of Medical Sciences, Lahore
  • Usama Ahmed Ali
  • Kashif Ali Sarwar Department of Dermatology, National University of Medical Sciences, Rawalpindi


Onychomycosis, 1064-nm Nd:YAG wavelength laser, Systemic antifungal agents


Introduction: Onychomycosis (OM) is a chronic fungal infection of the finger and toenails. Emerging treatments include lasers like CO2 laser and Nd:YAG Laser 1064-nm which combine both efficacy and safety. Objective: To determine the clinical efficacy of Q-switched Nd:YAG Laser 1064-nm in OM. Materials and Methods: This study undertaken in Dermatology Department, Mayo Hospital, Lahore was conducted on 118 patients with OM.  Results: More than one third (35.6%) of our subjects had excellent clinical response and only 5.1% had a poor response. Disease duration longer than 6 months was significantly associated with poorer outcome. Conclusions: Q-Switched Nd:Yag Laser 1064-nm is an effective noninvasive treatment option for OM in our population. It should be considered in all patients with recent disease onset, especially where long term systemic agents are contraindicated or poorly tolerated. Key Words: Onychomycosis, 1064-nm Nd:YAG wavelength laser, systemic antifungal agents


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Attia Tabassum, Rana M, Bushra Bashir, Faria Asad, Usama Ahmed Ali, Kashif Ali Sarwar. Assessment of clinical efficacy of Q-switched Nd:YAG laser 1064-nm in onychomycosis. J Pak Assoc Dermatol [Internet]. 2024Apr.21 [cited 2024May22];34(2):464-8. Available from:



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