Capsulotomy, also referred to as YAG laser capsulotomy, is a laser surgery that removes capsular opacity from the patient through an incision made in the eye’s lens. Capsular opacity is a potential complication of cataract surgery and involves hazy and blurred vision.
Also Known As:
- YAG laser capsulotomy
- Eye surgery
Conditions Treated with Capsulotomy:
Capsulotomy is utilized to treat posterior capsule opacity, which is also known as a secondary cataract. During cataract surgery, the natural cloudy lens, or cataract, is removed and replaced with another lens. Sometimes, the clear membrane that surrounds the natural lens is disrupted, which can result in hazy vision. This complication can surface immediately after the cataract surgery or months later.