Months or years after cataract surgery, some patients may experience a “secondary cataract.” This condition is normal and happens when the capsule that once held the eye’s natural lens becomes cloudy.
This condition is easily corrected in the office at Eye Specialists of Indiana by using a laser in a procedure known as YAG Laser Capsulotomy. The treatment is typically painless and normal vision can be restored within a matter of hours.
The decision to have YAG laser treatment is based off the same symptoms that were present when the original cataract surgery was elected, such as blurred vision, light sensitivity, or fading colors. It is important to see your family eye doctor for regularly scheduled follow-up visits so “secondary cataracts” can be detected early when laser treatment is easiest and safest.
If you are experiencing symptoms of a secondary cataract, contact Eye Specialists of Indiana to schedule an appointment.