Vision Centre
Southport and Robina
Gold Coast  Queensland  Australia

YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Fast and Painless

  With artificial lens insertion during cataract surgery the back membrane of the natural lens is left in place for support. Over time 75% of people will experience wrinkling or scarring of that membrane that will slowly reduce their vision. Those processes can take just a few months or can take several years to occur. Unlike a cataract which requires surgery for removal, the damaged membrane can be removed with painless laser treatment. It is a simple procedure performed in our consulting rooms.

  The procedure is called YAG laser capsulotomy. Your doctor uses a laser beam to make a tiny hole in the affected membrane to let light pass through and so restore clear vision. It is a surgical procedure but with absolutely minimal risk associated. Retinal detachment is one associated risk, however. It shows as a dark veil which affects vision from either side. Sometimes apparent flashing lights may seem to appear as a result of retinal detachment. In the highly unlikely event that you experience either of these symptoms, you should contact Vision Centre straight away.

  Please Note: Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding with such a procedure you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

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