Cataract surgery has given many people a new lease on life by treating their clouded cataracts and restoring their vision. Every once in awhile, however, some cataract surgery patients will experience a condition known as posterior capsular opacification, which means the artificial cataract placed during cataract surgery has become clouded or wrinkled. This leads to vision issues similar to what the patient previously experienced with their original cataract. Dr. Patel can correct this with a posterior capsulotomy using the Nd:YAG laser. Thanks to this quick and safe procedure, you’ll once again be able to drive, read your favorite books, watch television, and see the world the way it is meant to be seen. If secondary cataracts have been darkening your life, make it brighter again with the Nd:YAG laser.
How Can the Nd:YAG Laser Help You?
Once you have your cataracts removed, your vision still may not be as clear as you would like it to be. You may experience more blurring as the artificial cataract becomes clouded. It might happen right after you had your cataracts removed, or it may happen a few years down the line. This problem is the result of posterior capsule opacification, also known as a secondary cataract. If you have been noticing signs of a secondary cataract, you can come in to see Dr. Patel to have the problem addressed with the Nd:YAG laser. You’ll be given local anesthesia to numb your eyes. The laser will gently remove the affected section of the lining of your lens that has clouded over. Thanks to the laser, the entire process can be completed in little time and with little, if any, discomfort.
Why Have this Procedure Performed?
Cataract surgery is a step in the right direction, and for many people, it is the only step they will need. However, it can be extremely upsetting if you notice your eyes clouding again after experiencing clear vision. If you notice that your vision has started to cloud, you have double vision, or you are bothered by a glare on a regular basis, posterior capsulotomy with the Nd:YAG laser can help you restore your vision once again. You don’t have to accept your eyes the way they are. The most important thing you need to remember is that you always have choices if you are not content with your vision. Don’t think that this is the way that your vision has to be. The Nd:YAG laser can help you reclaim your vision once more.
Ask Us About the Nd:YAG Laser
If you have begun to notice the symptoms of a secondary cataract, the Nd:YAG laser may be able to improve your situation. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel at the Wichita Vision Institute and ask about a posterior capsulotomy using the Nd:YAG laser. During your consultation, we will answer all of your questions and let you know exactly what to expect with this quick and easy procedure. To find out if posterior capsulotomy with the Nd:YAG laser is the ideal solution for you, contact our office in Wichita and schedule your consultation today!