Posterior Capsule Opacification
We talk about the condition, the cause and the treatment available to improve your vision. Find out more.
In a cataract operation, the cloudy lens is replaced with a clear, artificial lens implant. But in some cases, a hazy membrane can form just behind this artificial lens implant. This complication is a condition known as posterior capsule opacity. Although it is sometimes called a ‘secondary cataract’, you cannot develop another cataract after cataract surgery.
- Blurred vision;
- Hazy or cloudy vision;
- Bright glares or halos around lights;
- Double vision and
- Reduced visual focus.
If you have recently had cataract surgery, and are experiencing symptoms of PCO, you should make an appointment to see an optometrist or GP as soon as possible.
During YAG laser treatment, eye drops are used to dilate your pupil, and a local anaesthetic is used to numb the area. A special contact lens is put into your eye, and the ophthalmologist uses a laser beam to make a small hole in the thickened membrane.
YAG laser treatment is the only way to improve your vision if you are experiencing PCO. The only alternative is to not have the surgery.
We can arrange a private clinical appointment for you to visit a leading Consultant ophthalmologist who specialises in YAG laser capsulotomy using the latest technology. They can assess your individual condition and advise you whether this procedure would be appropriate for you.
Your vision will be blurry for three to four hours afterwards but should return normal soon. You may be prescribed eye drops to use at home.
It’s also possible that the opening made will be too small or incomplete. In these cases, you will probably need a second treatment.
Our experts in affordable eye care offer fast access to treatment in a safe and comfortable environment.
Your bespoke PCO treatment will provide the best possible outcome, along with excellent value for money, to help improve your quality of life.
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