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YAG Capsulotomy

YAG Capsulotomy

Is a procedure that can be performed to remove the back lining of the lens capsule and let light pass through to the retina. The laser cuts a hole in the back lining, which helps remove cloudiness in the lens and restore clear vision.

Clouding covering of the new lens is the most common complication of cataract surgery and can cause blurred vision to return. Sometimes called an after cataract or secondary membrane, this affects about one in four people within five years of having cataract surgery.

YAG (yttrium-aluminum-garnet) lasers are the most up-to-date form of treatment for several eye conditions, including certain issues relating to glaucoma and cataracts. Safe and painless, the precision these lasers provide make the procedures for which they are used efficient and highly successful.

For more information about having a YAG Capsulotomy, please contact our office.