Yag Laser Capsulotomy


The most common complication of cataract surgery is clouding of the part of the lens covering (capsule) that remains after surgery, called posterior capsule opacification.

Capsule thickening can happen in the months after your cataract operation, but more commonly occurs two or three years after.
The capsule thickening does not damage the eye in any way; it merely makes the sight fuzzy.

Laser capsulotomy uses a quick-pulsed Nd:YAG laser to apply a series of focal ablations in the posterior capsule and create a small circular opening in the visual axis.