It is very common for patients to develop a form of scar tissue, called a posterior capsular opacification after cataract surgery. This condition can develop just weeks after surgery to decades after. The vision may become blurry again, it may seem that the cataracts have returned.
This condition is not the cataracts returning but in fact, a clouding of the posterior capsule, the structure that holds the intraocular lens in place. The good news is the treatment for this, a YAG Capsulotomy, is quick, painless and immediately effective.
What happens during a YAG Capsulotomy treatment?
The laser procedure is done right here in the office and requires no anesthesia. The procedure is performed while sitting across from the surgeon at a device that looks like the slit lamp, the same microscope device the doctor uses every time for your eye exam. The laser painlessly removes the foggy film from the lens implant and the patient's vision is restored in a matter of seconds.
What is the recovery time for YAG capsulotomy?
Fortunately, there are no limitations after this procedure and patients can return to normal daily activities immediately after enjoying their instantly improved vision.