Yag Capsulotomy is a common in office procedure that many patients who have cataract surgery need following cataract extraction. Its a quick and painless procedure done in our office.
Many patients experience hazy, blurred eyesight in the weeks, months, or years following cataract surgery, a condition called posterior capsular haze. In a cataract procedure, the cloudy lens is replaced with an artificial lens. Posterior capsular haze occurs when the capsule in which the eye’s natural lens is held in place becomes cloudy after the procedure.
The capsule that holds the eye’s natural lens in place like a tiny insulating bag also serves to shield the back of the eye. In a cataract surgery, your doctor will remove your eye’s lens from the capsule and replace it with a synthetic lens, which is then repositioned securely. You may experience cloudiness in this capsule. We can help.
Treatment for posterior capsular haze is simple and straightforward. A YAG laser is used to open the capsular bag into which the artificial lens was inserted. The procedure is pain free and involves no recovery or follow up medications, patches, or eye drops. In fact, from start to finish, the procedure should take no more than a few minutes. We are able to do this procedure in our office. The results of your YAG capsulotomy may be immediate or they may progress over the next few days. This is a one-time treatment.