After cataract surgery some patients will develop a haze on the membrane behind the intraocular lens implant which may result in diminished vision. This is called a Posterior Capsular Opacity (PCO).

The treatment for this is a YAG Laser Capsulotomy. A laser is used to create an opening in the hazy capsule to clear the vision.

This procedure is performed at VICTORIA EYE. Your eye surgeon will use eye drops to numb your eye and drops to make the pupil large.

A special contact lens is put on your eye to help direct the laser’s high-energy beam of light at the capsule behind the implant lens in your eye.

The laser makes an opening in the capsule. You will see a few brief flashes of light and feel little, if any, discomfort.

The procedure usually takes less than 5 minutes. You will be able to go home soon after it is done. Since your eyes will be dilated you will not be able to drive for several hours.

It is very common afterwards to see many new floaters but these will dissipate after several days.

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