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Hi, I have a question for an ophthalmic surgeon. I had a YAG

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Hi, I have a question for an ophthalmic surgeon. I had a YAG laser capsulotomy yesterday and everything went well; however, I have several string like floaters now since the surgery. The doctor did say I would probably notice some pieces of the capsule which would look like floaters. Will these go away (disintegrate or get absorbed) or are they just like vitreous floaters that never go away? If they do go away about how many weeks does it normally take. Thanks for any help - I couldn't find much about this on the web.
Submitted: 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. Tom replied 1 year ago.

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Customer:

Hi, thanks.

Dr. Tom :

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Customer:

great

Dr. Tom :

I'm happy that your YAG went smoothly. You are correct that the fragments of the cloudy posterior capsule disintegrate or get absorbed. Also gravity will usually help the fragments move out of the line of sight through the pupil while they are absorbing. Most patients only notice the floater like particles for a few days, and in the vast majority there is no further awareness after a week or so. Does that information provide the information you needed?

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Please let me know if you have any further questions about your YAG.

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Yes thanks for the help

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Expert:  Dr. Tom replied 1 year ago.
Hi Karen,

This is just to see how you've been getting along since our chat about your YAG?

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Wishing for you the best of health,

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