A YAG capsulotomy is a simple laser procedure used to correct PCO (posterior capsule opacification). PCO is the most common complication following cataract surgery and results in the patient’s vision becoming cloudy again.
Unlike cataracts, this clouding is on the back lining of the eye’s lens capsule, which is left in place during cataract surgery to support the intraocular lens (IOL) implant. This clouding may appear as soon as several months after surgery or as long as several years. The YAG capsulotomy treatment is used to quickly and safely treat this issue with excellent results.