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YAG Laser Capsulotomy Surgery in Oklahoma City

YAG Laser Capsulotomy

What Is YAG Laser Capsulotomy?

During cataract surgery, the cataract is removed and a clear lens implant is inserted in its place, into the posterior capsule. This posterior capsule may develop some clouding at any point, ranging from immediately to years postoperatively. This clouding of the vision is similar to the symptoms experienced with cataracts, such as difficulty reading fine print or street signs, and glare from lights. Sometimes this is referred to as a “secondary cataract.” Fortunately, this clouding of the posterior capsule can be cleared with a simple, painless, in-office procedure called YAG laser capsulotomy. This clouding of the posterior capsule only happens once, and it is rare to need the YAG laser repeated.

Am I a Candidate for YAG Laser Capsulotomy?

A dilated eye examination by your eye doctor will determine if you require this procedure.

How Much Does YAG laser Capsulotomy Cost?

Fortunately, this laser procedure is covered by Medicare and most medical insurance plans.