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.