YAG Laser Capsulotomy: The Solution for Posterior Capsular Opacification
Posterior capsular opacification (PCO), better known as “secondary cataract,” is a complication that can occur after cataract surgery.
With posterior capsule opacity, you may feel like your cataract has returned. Although it’s essential to make clear that a genuine cataract cannot actually reappear after surgery.
Posterior subcapsular cataract is a cloudy membrane that forms just behind the intraocular lens implant.
However, you can have your vision clear again with a quick, effective, and painless procedure called YAG laser capsulotomy.
A cataract is when the natural lens in your eye gets cloudy. This normally occurs as part of the aging process. However, there are types of cataracts that may develop earlier in life, including congenital cataracts.
During cataract surgery, your eye’s natural lens, which has become cloudy, is replaced by a clear artificial lens known as an intraocular lens (IOL). This new artificial lens is placed inside your lens capsule, the thin membrane “bag” that originally supported your natural lens.
In theory, your lens capsule is clear and should remain as such following your cataract surgery.
Written by Dr Osama Bahsas Zaky
Updated on October 26, 2021