Yag Laser (After cataract posterior capsulotomy)


Posterior Capsulotomy (Yag)

A posterior capsulotomy (Yag) is a laser procedure that is sometimes necessary after cataract surgery.  During cataract surgery, part of the front (anterior) capsule of the eye's natural lens is removed to gain access to and remove the lens. The clear, back (posterior) capsule remains intact and supports an intraocular lens (IOL), an acrylic or silicone disc that is implanted in the eye and replaces the natural lens. As long as that capsule stays clear, you will experience good vision. But in 10% to 30% or more of cases, the posterior capsule loses its clarity over several months to years. When this happens, Dr. Haas can create an opening in the capsule using a Yag laser in order to restore normal vision. This procedure is called a posterior capsulotomy.