At some point after cataract surgery most people develop scar tissue that grows on the back of the intraocular lens implant. This is called a “secondary cataract” or “posterior capsule opacification”. Luckily you do not need another operation to remove this scar tissue, it can be taken care of in office with a YAG laser.
This non-invasive procedure requires dilation of the pupil and takes only a few minutes. Vision is restored quickly after and the scar tissue does not reoccur.
This type of laser is used to treat various diseases affecting the retina such as complications from diabetic retinopathy, retinal vein diseases and retinal tears and holes. Dilation of the pupil is necessary for these procedures. Our ophthalmologists can perform this in office.