What is a Yag Capsulotomy?

Approximately 20% of patients may develop a film behind the artificial lens implant after cataract surgery causing hazy, decreased vision or glare disability. This condition is called “posterior capsular opacification”. This condition is not preventable but is very treatable with Yag laser capsulotomy to restore or improve vision. Yag laser capsulotomy removes the film behind the lens implant. This procedure is painless and usually takes only a few minutes. It is not unusual to experience some floaters the are generally only temporary. If at any time you experience a large number of floaters or flashes of light after having a yag capsulotomy you should contact us immediately. Post laser treatment you may be given some pressure lowering medication and anti-inflammatory drops.