Cataract YAG Laser Capsulotomy

For patients with cataracts, restoring optimal vision involves a surgical procedure to replace the cloudy, damaged lens with an artificial intraocular lens (IOL). Cataract surgery is a highly successful and routine procedure. However, in a small number of cases, the capsule surrounding the new lens can also become cloudy in the months or years following the operation.

What is YAG laser capsulotomy?

A minor surgical procedure known as a YAG laser capsulotomy may be recommended to reduce the blurriness associated with a cloudy or wrinkled lens capsule. This quick laser procedure creates a tiny opening in the back of the lens capsule so that the light passing through the artificial lens can once again get correctly focused on the retina. As a simple, safe, and commonly performed procedure, a YAG laser capsulotomy offers the best and most effective treatment for lens capsule changes following cataract surgery.

To learn more about the procedure

Please take a moment to watch our informative video on YAG laser capsulotomy. It explains in greater detail why the procedure may be needed, how it's performed, as well as the benefits and risks it involves.

Feel free to contact our office or make an appointment to hear more about the many services we provide, including YAG laser capsulotomy. At the office of Kalin Eye Associates, we're always happy to answer any question or address any concerns you may have about your eye health and vision.

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