YAG LASER CAPSULOTOMY
The YAG laser machine is used to make an opening in this thickened capsule and thus enabling light into the eye, improving the clarity of the vision, provided the rest of the eye is healthy.
Why do you need YAG?
The natural lens of the eye is surrounded by, and contained within a transparent capsular bag. When performing cataract surgery, the Surgeon carefully opens the front portion of the capsule in order to remove the lens. After completely removing the natural lens, a new artificial intraocular lens is positioned inside the capsular bag. This clear capsule supports the intraocular lens implant. Following cataract surgery, the capsule may become thickened and can cause blurred, hazy vision.
Time duration required
YAG capsulotomy is an outpatient procedure and can take just minutes to perform, 2 hours must be allowed for the appointment.
Elevated intraocular pressure
Cystoid Macular Oedema (CMO)