YAG laser capsulotomy

YAG laser capsulotomy at Blakelands Hospital

Yag Laser Capsulotomy is a procedure to treat clouding behind the eye, if developed after Cataract Surgery. 

Posterior capsule opacification (PCO) is a fairly common complication of cataract surgery. Sometimes you can develop a thickening of the back (posterior) of the lens capsule which holds your artificial lens in place.

This thickening of the capsule causes your vision to become cloudy. If this happens you may need to have laser treatment to make vision clear again. Once you have had the laser treatment for PCO it doesn’t normally cause any long term problem with your sight.

This is a non-invasive, painless laser procedure which is usually done in an outpatient clinic, and normally takes about 15 minutes.

There is a risk of developing posterior lens capsule opacification (PCO) following your cataract surgery. PCO is a complication that causes the back of the lens capsule (which holds your artificial lens in place) to thicken which causes cloudy vision. If this happens you may need to have laser treatment to make vision clear again.

How do I see an Ophthalmologist at Blakelands Hospital?

If you have problems with your eyes that is affecting your quality of life, talk to your GP or Ophthalmologist and ask for a referral to Blakelands Hospital.

We provide Ophthalmology services for both NHS patients and Private patients either self-paying for their treatment or using medical insurance.

If you have any questions about using your Private Medical Insurance or self-paying for treatment, please call 01908 049 665 or email us via our contact form.

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