YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Fast, effective and painless treatment for posterior capsule opacity – also known as ‘secondary cataracts’

YAG laser capsulotomy procedure:

  • Before the procedure, your experienced eye surgeon may need to put drops in your eye to dilate your pupils.
  • A specialised YAG laser is used to make a small hole in the posterior capsule (the membrane behind the lens of your eye) removing the posterior capsule opacity or ‘haziness’. This only takes a few minutes, and is completely painless.
  • After the procedure you shouldn’t feel any discomfort, although you will be given anti-inflammatory eye drops to use for a few days. You’ll be able to go home immediately, and should be able to resume normal activities straight away.

It’s quite common for patients to notice an immediate improvement after their YAG laser capsulotomy treatment, and you should expect your vision to improve within a day. There is a chance that you may have some ‘floaters’ in your vision for a few weeks afterwards, but serious side effects with YAG laser capsulotomy are very rare.