A YAG capsulotomy is a special laser treatment used to improve your vision after
cataract surgery. It is a simple, commonly performed procedure which is very
Why you may have been advised YAG Capsulotomy?
During your cataract surgery, the natural lens
inside your eye that had become cloudy was
removed and an artificial lens was put inside
the lens membrane (called the bag or
capsule). In some patients, the capsule
thickens after surgery and becomes cloudy
which interferes with vision. This cloudy
capsule can be cleared by a simple, noninvasive OPD procedure - YAG laser
How is the Procedure done?
The eyes will need to be dilated prior to the
You have to sit in front of the slit lamp with
your chin on a chin rest (an attachment) and
your forehead against the bar.
Doctor will focus the laser beam on your
capsule and deliver the laser.
The procedure takes about 5 minutes.
Post Procedure Side Effects:
After YAG capsulotomy there might be temporary side effects which subside
with medications prescribed:
You may feel mild discomfort and photophobia after the procedure.