YAG Capsulotomy

What is an ‘after-cataract’? 

A new prosthetic lens is inserted into the eye during almost every cataract operation. Ideally this new lens is supported in place by a skin in the eye called the ‘posterior capsule’. 

Unfortunately, over time, the posterior capsule can thicken, or become opaque, causing blurred vision. We call this posterior capsule opacification, or after-cataract.