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YAG capsulotomy is a medical procedure commonly used after cataract surgery to improve vision. Cataract surgery involves removing the cloudy lens of the eye and replacing it with an artificial lens called an intraocular lens (IOL). In some cases, the capsule that holds the IOL in place can become cloudy over time, causing blurry or hazy vision.
YAG capsulotomy is a non-invasive laser procedure that involves using a YAG (yttrium aluminum garnet) laser to create a small opening in the cloudy posterior capsule. This opening allows light to pass through the lens and reach the retina, improving vision clarity. The procedure is quick and generally painless, often taking only a few minutes to complete. Patients usually experience improved vision shortly after the procedure.
YAG capsulotomy is a safe and effective way to address posterior capsule opacification (PCO), which is the technical term for the clouding of the capsule following cataract surgery. It eliminates the need for additional surgical interventions and can significantly enhance visual quality for patients who experience this common post-operative complication. However, like any medical procedure, YAG capsulotomy does carry some potential risks, and it's important for patients to discuss the procedure's benefits and potential drawbacks with their ophthalmologist before undergoing the treatment.

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