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Ocasionally after cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange, the skin on which the acrylic lens is placed becomes cloudy. YAG Laser Capsulotomy is a procedure whereby this cloudy skin is removed to clear your vision.
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|Consultation Price Including All Scans:||£350|
|One Eye YAG Laser Capsulotomy:||From £600|
|Both Eyes YAG Laser Capsulotomies:||From £900|
This YAG laser capsulotomy is something one might need after a cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange if the vision gets fuzzy again. The posterior capsule in the eyes becomes cloudy and this needs to be removed. This is typically needed once and improvement as well as clarity in vision can be noticed almost immediately. This is a painless and corrective procedure, performed in the outpatient settings, and when performed by an expert with care and precision can restore the vision to the early months following the cataract surgery.
At Sussex Eye Clinic, a private consultation can be arranged and is safe as it does not need any surgical cuts. The procedure involves directing a laser at the eye capsule and a cut is made with the laser to open it and allow for a clear passage of light. This results in improving the cloudiness as well as the vision. We have always been tech-forward where vision is concerned and bringing the latest innovations has always been our forte. Faster recovery and accurate results are what we work with.
The procedure is addressed within no time and most of the routine activities can be resumed immediately. The attempt at the clinic is to provide the best quality care to all patients with the most efficient staff and amenities. Why the best is required because the decision to have this procedure is based on the same criteria as the decision to have the original cataract surgery. This customization is crucial for reducing any kind of glare and imparting vision and also avoiding future complications.
A. YAG Laser Capsulotomy is a medical procedure designed to address cloudiness that may develop on the lens capsule after cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange. In some cases, the skin-like capsule that holds the acrylic lens in place can become cloudy, leading to blurred vision. This procedure involves using a YAG laser to create a small opening in the cloudy capsule, allowing light to pass through and restoring clear vision.
A. During a treatment, a specialized YAG laser is used to create a tiny, precise opening in the cloudy posterior capsule. This opening clears the central visual axis, allowing light to reach the retina without obstruction. The procedure is typically quick and painless, and it can significantly improve vision that has been affected by post-surgery capsule clouding.
A. This procedure is generally well-tolerated and typically takes only a few minutes to complete. You might experience some mild discomfort during the procedure, but it’s generally painless. After the procedure, your vision may initially be blurry, but it should improve within a few hours or days as the eye adjusts to the clear opening created by the laser. Most patients experience improved vision and clarity following the procedure.
A. If you have undergone cataract surgery or refractive lens exchange and notice that your vision becomes cloudy or blurry again, it’s advisable to consult with your eye care professional. Cloudiness in the lens capsule can develop gradually over time. If it starts affecting your visual quality or daily activities, a YAG Laser Capsulotomy might be recommended to improve your vision.
A. The cost varies based on the number of eyes being treated. Here is an approximate pricing breakdown: