YAG Laser Capsulotomy
About 30% of people who undergo cataract surgery will get a clouding of the posterior capsule, which is like a piece of cellophane that hold the natural lens or artificial lens in place. There is a very quick procedure called a YAG laser capsulotomy that can open up the capsular bag to restore vision.
Posterior capsulotomy is a laser Procedure you may need sometime after cataract surgery to restore clear vision. The procedure is done in your ophthalmologist’s office. It usually takes about 5 minutes.
Here is what will happen:
- Your eye will be numbed with eye drops.
- You may be given another eye drops as well to dilate your pupil.
- Your ophthalmologist will point a special laser at the back of the lens capsule and make a small opening.
- You will need a post operative visit between 1 and 10 days.