YAG Laser & Laser Refractive Correction
Blurry vision after cataracts?
20 % of patients develop posterior capsule opacity (PCO) which causes blur vision after cataract removal and can happen months or even many years after.
Cataract surgery involves the removal of the cloudy lens of the eye, preserving the original transparent lens bag so that the new artificial lens implant may be placed within this bag.
However, a few patients develop thickening and clouding of this lens bag (posterior capsule opacity) which causes blurred vision. In some cases, if the condition progresses significantly, vision may become worse than it was before cataract surgery.
Fortunately, a YAG laser can treat posterior capsule opacity safely, effectively and painlessly.
This simple procedure, known as YAG Laser Capsulotomy, is performed at EEC to restore vision lost from the clouded capsule. YAG laser is a type of “cold” laser used to create a small opening in the centre portion of the posterior capsule, allowing a clear area for light to enter the eye.
It is a quick, outpatient procedure, requires no anesthesia, and has very little risk since no incision is required. And the best thing, it will not recur again!
Laser Refractive Correction
Cataract surgeries of the past, especially by the older technique of surgery where a larger wound with stitching is required, often leaves patients with residual refractive error, especially astigmatism. In fact this older technique of surgery is still performed at many centres and by some surgeons today. Furthermore, not all centres or surgeons today will focus on getting you as spectacle free as you would have liked (techniques to correct astigmatism with toric lens implants and surgical techniques like limbal relaxing incision etc. are available today).
At EEC, we offer laser refractive correction of your residual refractive error after your previous cataract surgery. Even monovision laser correction may be possible such that you may benefit from a lifestyle without even reading glasses, if it suits you. An examination and contact lens trial at EEC will be performed to check on your suitability. Call for an appointment so that an assessment for your suitability can be made.
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