Dr Brett Rogers - Specialist Cataract Surgeon
YAG Laser Capsulotomy following Cataract Surgery
Not uncommonly, at some time following routine cataract surgery, the normally-transparent thin membrane called the 'posterior capsule', which lies behind the intraocular lens, can thicken and become hazy.
This can cause symptoms that are similar to cataract symptoms, however the treatment of 'posterior capsule haze' is much easier and involves simply clearing the membrane using a type of eye laser known as a "YAG Laser".
Our YAG Laser is located at SOUTHERN CATARACT SURGEONS, in Victoria Avenue.
The procedure takes only a few minutes and gives an almost immediate return of vision to the state it was in following the original cataract surgery, even if that surgery was many years ago.
The YAG Laser is also used to perform several other types of eye procedures.