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YAG laser capsulotomy

YAG Laser Capsulotomy

YAG Laser Capsulotomy This is a refractive lens exchange that is a popular eye treatment and one that provides a great result for many patients. But a side effect of a refractive lens exchange can be that your vision could begin to blur over a couple of years or months after treatment. Nearly 2 out of every 10 patients complain of this.

The hazy vision will be caused by the thickening of the lens capsule. As the new lens sits within the lens capsule, it can be affected by the hazy vision. This thickening within the lens can be corrected with treatment.

YAG laser treatment is a good way of correcting haziness in the lens. It is a non-invasive surgery, and will restore the vision to the level it was after your initial lens exchange treatment.

You can contact Optimal Vision in London to speak to an expert to learn more about the YAG laser treatment.

What You Can Expect During A YAG Treatment

  • On the day of your consultation, our surgeon will explain the treatment to you and will answer all of your questions concerning the benefits of the procedure, and any risks associated with it.
  • Before the surgery, an anaesthetic will be applied to the eyes so that you won't feel any pain during the treatment.
  • The YAG laser will be used to make a small opening in your lens. This opening will provide a clear path for your vision, and allow it to be restored to the level it was just after you had your replacement surgery.
  • The YAG laser treatment takes no more than five minutes. But after the treatment, your surgeon will need to check your eyes after 20 minutes, to confirm that the pressure in your eyes is reduced and back to normal. You will be discharged after this examination.

What Are The Results Of The Treatment?

YAG laser treatment provides effective and immediate results. If you find you have any blurring of vision due to the eye drops prescribed by your surgeon, simply rest your eyes once you get home, and your vision will clear.

Will You Need Aftercare Appointments?

We recommend our patients schedule a follow-up treatment with their optometrist. An aftercare appointment will enable us to check the progress on your vision, and confirm that there are no issues with your eyes or the lens. An annual eye exam should also be scheduled with your optometrist so that the health of your eyes is regularly checked.

Book a consultation with our London clinic today. At Optimal vision, our experts are always available to answer your question about YAG, and all its risks and benefits.

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