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YAG laser after cataract surgery

Cataract surgery generally gives very good results. However, some months or even years after treatment your vision may seem to fade. This is not a cataract ‘coming back’ but a common side effect caused by the thickening of the lens capsule.
 
The lens capsule is part of the natural lens of your eye that supports the lens implant. When it thickens it becomes milky in appearance making things seem hazy.
 
This is called ‘posterior capsule opacification’ and the treatment for this is a YAG laser capsulotomy.  

YAG laser capsulotomy is designed to bring your vision back up to the level that it was after your initial cataract surgery.
The YAG laser will make an opening in the centre of the posterior capsule about the size of your pupil creating a clear visual pathway.
 
You should see a very quick improvement in your overall vision.
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