What does it involve?
It is performed in the outpatient clinic. On arrival you will receive drops to dilate your pupils. Prior to the laser, anaesthetic drops will be used to numb your eye and a special contact lens will be placed on the eye to focus the laser. The yag laser capsulotomy treatment takes a few minutes and is painless.
What happens after the treatment?
You will receive drops to reduce the inflammation in the eye and to prevent the pressure rising. You may also be advised to use drops for a few days after the treatment and a follow up appointment will be made.
Your vision is likely to be blurred for a few hours and you may notice floaters in your vision. These should gradually become less noticeable with time.
Can I drive following treatment?
Your vision will be blurred for minutes or hours after the treatment and it is therefore advisable not to drive immediately afterwards.