W. Satar, M.D.
Ophthalmologist - Eye doctor
For an appointment at any location
Nd:YAG (neodymium-doped yttrium aluminium garnet;
Nd:Y3Al5O12) is a crystal that is used as a lasing medium
for solid-state lasers
To the right. A Slit lamp photo of posterior capsular opacification visible
a few months after implantation of intraocular lens in eye, seen on
The lens of the eye is positioned in a cellophane-like casing bag, which holds it in place and serves as a protective cover (CAPSULE). During cataract surgery, the front part of the capsule in opened so the lens can be removed and replaced with an intraocular lens Implant (IOL).
Sometimes, a person may experience blurred, hazy vision, " As if the cataract was coming back". A common condition known as posterior capsular haze (secondary cataract). An estimated 40% to 50% of patients who have cataract surgery will experience posterior capsular haze. It can occur months or even years after the surgery. The YAG Laser most of the time is used by your eye doctor to treat this condition. This treatment is called YAG Laser posterior Capsulotomy.
YAG Laser Capsulotomy is an office procedure, which only takes a few minutes and is entirely painless. After the eyes have been dilated, your eye doctor will use the YAG Laser to create an opening in the center of the cloudy capsule. The majority of patients will notice an instant improvement in vision, while others will experience a gradual improvement over a period of days. some patients would notice few floaters that most would gradually dissappear.
You would have no restriction. You can drive immediatly. In fact you can come to the office for this procedure yourself. You can return to normal activities immediately.