I am getting increased haziness in both eyes 6 years after cataract surgery. Is there any non invasive alternative to posterior capsulotomy that supposed to remedy the problem? I am afraid to laser puncture the posterior capsule as it separates front of the eye from the back of the eye and as the procedure may cause scars in the same way the capsule has been scarred after cataract surgery Henryk KolnyXXX@XXXXXX.XXX
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There is no other way to improve the clarity of your posterior capsule that is as safe as YAG laser capsulotomy.
As an eye surgeon with over two decades of clinical experience I can tell you that YAG laser posterior capsulotomy is one of the safest, most effective, procedures that an ophthalmologist does.
There is no reason to fear that the tiny puncture in the capsule made to improve your vision will in anyway cause problems between your anterior and posterior eye segments. It will also not cause any scar formation what so ever.....
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Do not believe anything you might read on the internet about drops, diet or other "Treatments" to clear your vision or your posterior capsule. Each and every one of them is a scam....
There is nothing to fear about having this common, very effective and safe procedure done at your ophthalmologists office. Trust me. You will be very pleased with your improved vision....
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I found in the Encyclopedia of Surgery (on Internet) that 80% of patients are getting about 2 years after posterior capsulotomy (YAG laser) the Elschning's pearls around the opening. This requires additional laser procedure. As I understand the "pearls" form in the posterior capsule after cataract surgery as well and are at least partially responsible for the haziness.
I am not a good typist and therefore my answers are taking longer time. Sorry about that.