YAG Laser Capsulotomy

YAG Laser Capsulotomy

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 safe.



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 capsulotomy.

How is the Procedure done?
  • The eyes will need to be dilated prior to the treatment.
  • 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.
  • You may see floaters in your field of vision
  • There may be temporary rise in eye pressure (IOP)

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Dr. Vinay Garodia

Founder Director

MBBS (AIIMS), MD (AIIMS, Gold Medalist) DNB,
MNAMS, FRCS (Eng)

Vitreoretina, Cataract and Refractive