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YAG Capsulotomy

Can I drive after YAG laser capsulotomy? 

You should arrange for someone else to drive you home following your treatment as the eye drops used to dilate your pupils may cause blurred vision. Most people are able to drive within a day following YAG laser capsulotomy, as long as they meet the legal criteria and feel safe to do so. 

What will I notice after YAG laser treatment? 

It is normal to experience transient dark vision following the procedure. This resolves very quickly in 5-10 minutes. Your vision will be blurred due to the dilating drops, which take a few hours to wear off. It is also common to experience floaters arising from the capsular debris induced by the laser beam which float

Is YAG laser capsulotomy painful?

No. You may feel gentle pressure from the contact lens used to focus the laser light and keep the eyelids open, but you will not feel any pain from the laser treatment. 

What are the risks and benefits of YAG capsulotomy?  

The principal benefit is restoration of vision which was reduced due to the PCO. Risks of YAG laser are very small in experienced hands. Very occasionally, there can be inflammation or rises in eye pressure following laser, which is treatable with a short course of eye drops. There is a very small risk of minor

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