What is the treatment for posterior capsular opacification?
At present, the only effective treatment of PCO is Nd:YAG laser capsulotomy, which involves clearing the visual axis by creating a central opening in the opacified posterior capsule.
Can posterior capsular opacification be corrected?
Posterior capsule opacification can be corrected with a simple procedure and quickly restore your vision.
Does posterior capsule opacification get worse over time?
With a posterior capsule opacification, the haziness you see will only get worse without treatment.
How common is posterior capsule opacification?
Posterior capsular opacification (PCO) occurs when a cloudy layer of scar tissue forms behind your lens implant. This may cause you to have blurry or hazy vision, or to see a lot of glare from lights. PCO is fairly common after cataract surgery, occurring in about 20% of patients.
Is YAG capsulotomy painful?
Is YAG laser capsulotomy treatment painful? No. Laser treatment in the majority of patient’s is usually completely painless, but sometimes may be a little uncomfortable.
Can PCO cause blindness?
Overt time, this capsule can become cloudy, leading to blurred vision and PCO. Blurry vision caused by PCO can occur weeks, months, or even years after you have cataract surgery. How is posterior capsule opacification treated? Similar to an actual cataract, PCO cause vision loss over time.
How long does it take to recover from YAG laser?
You may resume all normal activities right away after your YAG laser procedure. It is common for people who have had this procedure to see floaters in their field of vision for up to a few weeks. This normally resolves on its own, but please contact New Vision Eye Center if it does not.
Can I drive home after YAG laser capsulotomy?
The patient sits behind the YAG laser and moves their eyes as directed by the physician. Generally, each affected eye is treated with about 50 laser pulses. This is one of the few eye procedures after which you can drive yourself home from the appointment if you do not have an alternative.
How long does it take to recover from YAG surgery?
How common is posterior capsulotomy?
debating the need for a posterior capsulotomy. And even though the conventionally accepted incidence of 1 to 2 percent is low, the reality may be much lower, according to research1 conducted by Christopher Rudnisky, MD, a professor at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Canada.