YAG Laser Capsulotomy

After cataract surgery, the back membrane of the cataract is left in place to support the lens implant.  This membrane may become cloudy and cause blurred vision over time.  Sometimes patients will see streaks or haloes around lights.  These problems worsen with time.

YAG laser treatment can make a small cut in this cloudy membrane to improve vision.  There is no interruption in physical activities and no patch after the laser treatment is needed.

There is a small risk of elevated intraocular pressure, ocular inflammation, and a very remote chance of a retinal detachment or dislocation of the implant through the new opening.