What Is a YAG Laser Capsulotomy?
Our board-certified ophthalmologists at Palm Beach Eye Center utilize laser-assisted technology by YAG laser to complete capsulotomy procedures after cataract removal. When undergoing cataract surgery, we remove a cloudy lens and replace it with a premium intraocular lens or IOL. However, sometimes the capsule that holds the lens develops a film because of protein buildup, and it could hinder your ability to see. Thanks to advancements in eye treatments, we can use the minimally invasive YAG laser to perform a posterior capsule opacification (PCO), which reduces a foggy lens and provides clearer vision. If you notice filmy eyesight, double vision, glares, or other symptoms, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Palm Beach Eye Center in Lake Worth, FL to receive additional information about YAG laser eye procedures.
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How Is a YAG Laser Capsulotomy Performed?
As an outpatient and minimally invasive procedure with many benefits, we can quickly perform YAG laser capsulotomies, and you have little recovery time. During your procedure, we ask you to sit in a comfortable chair in front of the YAG laser. Taking about 1 – 2 minutes per eye, the targeted light will focus on the posterior capsule within your eyes. This precise laser only treats the buildup of proteins in the capsule and keeps the surrounding structures and your new lenses safe. You can also blink throughout the procedure without any issues. Following your procedure, your eyesight will be blurry, but this effect will subside in a couple of hours. At future appointments and annual eye exams, our eye doctors will observe any changes in your eye health and prescription.
Clearer Vision After Cataract Surgery
Located near Lake Worth, FL and Delray Beach, FL, our eye care team at Palm Beach Eye Center proudly provides revolutionary eye care services to reduce uncomfortable symptoms caused by posterior capsule opacification (PCO) and enhance your overall vision. Our South Florida ophthalmologists commonly complete YAG laser capsulotomies to break apart protein deposits behind the lens. Please schedule an appointment with one of our expert ophthalmologists, and receive information about the insurances we take or learn about our convenient payment plans.