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I am undergoing laser capsulotomy. Three years ago I had lens

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I am undergoing laser capsulotomy. Three years ago I had lens replacement surgery and apparently scar tissue has formed causing my vision to become blurry. I have just discovered my Mother had macular degeneration.My Question:
Will this laser surgery pose a problem wrt macular degenration for me? What are the percentages?
Thank you,
Dave

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Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

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Hi Dave. I am a retina specialist and I can tell you with 100% confidence that you do NOT have to worry that YAG laser capsulotomy will cause you to have macular degeneration.

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Nor will having YAG capsulotomy increase your future risk for macular degeneration.

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Dr. Rick : Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
Dr. Rick : Hi Dave. I am a retina specialist and I can tell you with 100% confidence that you do NOT have to worry that YAG laser capsulotomy will cause you to have macular degeneration.
Dr. Rick : Nor will having YAG capsulotomy increase your future risk for macular degeneration.
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