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Clear hazy vision with YAG laser capsulotomy in London

A proven solution for posterior capsule opacification following cataract surgery

Clear hazy vision with YAG laser capsulotomy in London

A proven solution for posterior capsule opacification following cataract surgery

Understanding YAG laser capsulotomy – Your questions answered

Discover how this quick, painless procedure restores vision after cataract surgery

Cataract surgery is one of the most common operations carried out worldwide and though most patients are free from complications, some do require follow-up care to preserve their new level of eyesight. Posterior Capsule Opacification (PCO) occurs when the eye’s lens capsule becomes cloudy behind the synthetic implant, restricting the amount of light reaching the back of the eye and causing post-operative clarity to slip away. With a simple procedure called YAG laser capsulotomy, Sharmina Khan can restore your eyesight. YAG laser capsulotomy is fast, pain-free and hugely effective. If you have had cataract surgery in both eyes, you may need YAG laser surgery in both eyes too. Generally, PCO occurs within 6 months of cataract surgery, but the condition might develop in each eye at different rates. However, you shouldn’t need laser treatment in the same eye more than once.

The goal of YAG laser capsulotomy is to make a small opening in the opacified capsule that holds the intraocular lens. This new hole lets light pass into the eye more easily, enhancing your vision.

Advantages of YAG laser capsulotomy include its status as a one-time, quick, and pain-free treatment that doesn’t require surgery, carried out in an outpatient setting. The procedure takes only 2 to 5 minutes and is generally painless. However, your vision might be blurry temporarily due to the dilating drops used to prepare your eye for the YAG laser. Additionally, for the first week after the procedure, it’s common to notice floaters in your vision, such as black dots and cobwebs, but these should diminish within a few days.

YAG laser surgery is a simple procedure that is usually free of complications. As with any surgical procedure, however, there can be some side-effects, including a detached retina, ‘floaters’ caused by the membrane breaking up, increased eye pressure and inflammation.

A YAG laser capsulotomy is a simple procedure that can clear up any cloudiness developing on the eye’s natural lens capsule. First, anaesthetic eye drops are administered to numb the eye and the pupils are dilated, which will blur the vision temporarily. Then, the YAG laser is aimed at the rear of the lens capsule where it makes a small hole, enabling light to pass through.
Vision should improve within hours following the procedure.

Begin Your Path to Crystal-Clear Vision with Our Free Cataract Surgery Assessment!

Take charge of your eyesight. Our expert team offers complimentary evaluations to guide you towards impeccable vision.

Begin your path to crystal-clear vision with our free cataract surgery assessment!

Take charge of your eyesight. Our expert team offers complimentary evaluations to guide you towards impeccable vision.

Cataract surgery: A simple path to clear vision in 3 steps

Cataract surgery can significantly improve your quality of life, and we’ve simplified the process into three manageable steps to ensure a smooth and transparent journey.

Reach out

Your path to clearer vision starts with reaching out. Contact us at +44 20 7112 4921, or book an appointment online for your initial assessment. It’s the first step towards understanding your specific needs and the best way forward for your eye health.

We’ll meet

At your assessment, our expert team will conduct thorough eye examinations to determine the extent of your cataracts and discuss your vision goals. We’ll explain the surgery process, including the types of intraocular lenses (IOLs) available and which would best suit your lifestyle. You’ll leave the appointment with a comprehensive understanding of how cataract surgery can enhance your vision and life.

Enjoy a brighter world

After your cataract surgery, you’ll join the many who marvel at the vividness and clarity of their renewed vision. From reading fine print effortlessly to appreciating vibrant colours and detailed landscapes, the improvements are life-changing. Our patients often express immense satisfaction with their enhanced ability to engage in daily activities and hobbies without the hindrance of cataracts.

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Sharmina Khan

MBBS(Lond) MSc FHEA FRCOphth DipCRS CertLRS, Consultant Eye Surgeon

Hi, I’m Sharmina Khan

I am a specialist Cataract & Lens Consultant Surgeon based in London at Moorfields Private Eye Hospital.

I have carried out over 7000+ cataract/lens procedures in the last 10 years across both my private and NHS practices.

In my private clinic I offer my clients bespoke Premium Cataract Care Pathways. There are options so that you can achieve your dreams of better vision and more, according to your lifestyle needs.

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