YAG Laser Capsulotomy

What is a YAG Laser Capsulotomy?

During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens is removed from its capsule and replaced with an artificial lens. In between 5 to 10% of all eyes, the capsule will become scarred and cloudy following surgery. This is called posterior capsule opacification or PCO, which can affect your eyesight. It may occur weeks, months or years after cataract surgery.

YAG laser capsulotomy is a simple and safe laser procedure used to treat posterior capsule opacification when it occurs after surgery.

During the YAG laser capsulotomy the surgeon applies the laser to the scarred capsule. This creates an opening in the capsule which generally improves eyesight.

The treatment is painless and takes only a few minutes. You will be able to leave immediately following the procedure. However, it could take up to 2 days to see results following the treatment

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