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YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Cataract surgery complications are quite rare. The most common complication is called “posterior capsule opacity” (PCO). The natural lens containing the cataract is removed during surgery, but the surgeon leaves in place the clear membrane (the capsule) that had covered the back of the natural lens. This membrane supports the replacement lens implant. In a small number of patients this membrane thickens, becomes clouded, and prevents light from reaching the back of the eye. This thickening process sometimes takes place within a few months after cataract surgery, but it often happens years later.

A YAG laser capsulotomy is a quick and painless outpatient procedure that removes the clouded portion of the membrane behind the intraocular lens implant thereby restoring the clearest possible vision.

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Our eye surgeons specialize in the treatment of cataracts, glaucoma, dry eye, eyelid conditions, and retinal and corneal diseases.

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Dr. Stuart Marks and Dr. Jared Staats are among the foremost eye surgeons in Augusta, GA. Learn more about their specialties and experience.