YAG Laser Treatment
Yag laser treatment after lens replacement surgery
We are able to deliver excellent results when it comes to lens replacement surgery. In some cases following IOL treatment, there is a small chance of the lens capsule clouding or thickening.
When it thickens, it may obstruct your sight, making your vision hazy. YAG laser treatment can be performed to repair this, ensuring the high quality vision you will have had following your initial surgery.
What happens in a YAG laser treatment?
As with your IOL treatment, you will receive dilation drops prior to the procedure.
Once the drops have taken effect, the surgeon will use the YAG laser to create an opening in the centre of the lens capsule.
Here, the opening will allow you a clear passage of light to pass through your eye. Generally, the results are immediate, however due to the dilation drops, your vision may be a little blurry to begin with!
Because of this, make sure you have someone to accompany you to your treatment, as you will not be able to drive yourself home.
Is there any risk with YAG laser treatment?
The procedure is a straight forward and effective treatment, and it's extremely rare for serious complications to occur. However as with anything in life, there is a degree of risk.
The most common risk associated with YAG laser surgery is the potential for the rise of pressure within the eye. This is something that will be checked over approximately 20-30 minutes after you’ve completed the treatment.
At Ultralase, all our surgeons are Members and Fellows of the Royal College of Ophthalmology, and with their wealth of experience, it significantly reduces the risk associated with your YAG laser eye treatment.
Once you and your surgeon decide that this is a path that will be best for you to correct your vision, be sure to prep all the questions and queries you may have so you are fully informed!