YAG laser. Eye surgeon in Nottingham.

YAG Laser Capsulotomy for Posterior Capsule Opacification/Thickening

Lasers make a hole in the back wall of the capsule that becomes opaque after surgery.

Yag laser capsulotomy is an office procedure that is required in 1/10 people after cataract surgery. This is the second most common procedure performed in the body after cataract surgery.

When the lens becomes cloudy and interferes with the light passing inside the eye, this is called cataract. The cloudy lens is situated in a bag inside the eye can be removed through a small opening in the bag and a plastic clear lens is inserted to focus the light inside the eye (cataract surgery)

The back wall of the bag can become thickened and opaque and interferes with vision months to years after cataract surgery (capsular opacification). This is treated with a simple laser procedure to create an opening in the backwall of the bag thus allowing light to pass and vision is restored to what it was after the cataract operation.



If you are looking for an eye surgeon in Nottingham, Mansfield or Derby, please get in touch to book an appointment with Dr. Said at Vision and Sight Services and find out more about capsule surgery.

Practice Venues

The Park Hospital, Nottingham

  : Sherwood Lodge Drive Burntstump Country Park, Arnold NG5 8RX

  : 01159 662160 (Monday-Friday)


Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust

 : Derby Road, Nottingham NG7 2UH

 : 0115 9249924 (Ext 63544)

  : 0115 8493354 (Direct)

Spire Nottingham Hospital

 : Tollerton Lane, Tollerton, Nottingham NG12 4GA

  : 0115 937 7735/01159377657

 Sec.Eleanor Parish (Mon-Fri 9-5)

   :  0115 9377687( Direct)