Laser after Cataract Surgery

YAG Laser Capsulotomy

What is a a "YAG" Laser capsulotomy?

After cataract surgery part of the lens membrane (the capsule) may become clouded. This may blur the vision. The YAG laser which produces microscopic explosions is used to open the membrane. This is carried out at Dr. Piemontesi’s office


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What you can Expect During Your Laser Experience:

Your eye will be dilated and numbed with drops. For the procedure you will place your chin on a chin rest in front of the laser and a special lens will be placed on your eye. You need to remain very still while Dr. Piemontesi aims the laser through the lens. The treatment only takes a few minutes. Your eye pressures will be checked following the procedure. You will be given a prescription eye drop to be used once a day for 7 days to prevent any inflammation and you will be given a follow up appointment.

As your eye is dilated you will not be able to drive for 4-6 hours. Your vision may be slightly blurred at first, but you should be able to get back to your normal routine within a few hours. You may see a few additional floaters in the field of vision which typically resolve in a few days.

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