YAG Laser Capsulotomy

If you have already had cataract surgery but notice blurry vision or glare, you may need a YAG laser capsulotomy. At Visionary Eye Doctors, our eye care professionals have the knowledge and experience to help restore your vision.

What is a YAG Laser Capsulotomy?

After you have cataract surgery, scar tissue can develop on the back of your new artificial lens. When this happens, it can cause similar symptoms to cataracts, such as blurry vision and glare. 

The development of scar tissue on the back of your new intraocular lens is often called posterior capsular opacification, or PCO. 

A YAG laser capsulotomy is a surgical procedure that uses a laser to remove scar tissue, which allows light to pass through and improves your vision.

The YAG laser capsulotomy is performed right in the office and only takes only a few minutes. In most cases, the improvement in vision is permanent, and you will not need to undergo the procedure again. 

However, in some cases, the capsule can become cloudy again, and a second YAG laser capsulotomy may be needed. This procedure is a safe and effective option to restore vision affected by posterior capsule opacification after cataract surgery.

What Happens During a YAG Laser Capsulotomy?

After numbing the surface of your eyes with eye drops, your eye doctor will use the YAG laser to emit short bursts of light that are directed at any posterior capsule opacification. This removes any scar tissue, which will clear your vision.

After the procedure, your eye doctor may give you eye drops to help your eyes recover and reduce inflammation. It is important to follow up with your eye doctor after a YAG laser capsulotomy so that they can monitor your eyes and ensure that the procedure is effective. 

Are you experiencing blurry vision or glare after cataract surgery? Schedule an appointment at Visionary Eye Doctors in Rockville, MD, today!