No. Once PCO has been treated it is extremely unlikely to return.
You may wish to take the rest of the day off following the procedure, principally as your eyes will be dilated, however you should be able to return to work the following day.
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.
You will prescribed drops to use for 1 week to control mild inflammation. No other specific aftercare is ordinarily required.
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
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.
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
At all stages of your treatment pathway, you will receive my direct access telephone number. This will negate the need to go via any third party, such as a secretary or the hospital, in order to obtain any routine or urgent advice. I will be available 7 days a week for you in this regard.