... me for a YAG. He also said that if my vision deteriorated a lot before then to call for an appointment. He showed me a plastic model of an eye with the posterior capsular opacification. ... (9 replies)
... I had cataract surgery a few months ago. My vision is now more obstructed by foggy glare than it was before the surgery. I probably have "posterior capsular opacification" because of the surgery and the nature of the types of lens implants I received. ... (9 replies)
... kws6000, Your post is obviously intended to be nothing more than encouraging and to allay any fears and anxieties, and for that I thank you. ... (9 replies)
... Posterior capsule opacity may be treated with an in-office or outpatient minor laser procedure known as a YAG laser capsulotomy. In this procedure, a laser is used to remove the hazy capsule situated behind the IOL implant. This usually requires dilation of the eye prior to the procedure. The procedure takes only a few minutes, is entirely painless, and is not associated with... (9 replies)
... that has a yellow tint to filter Blue light and not many people think that is needed.The Baush and Lomb Akreos has documented problems with distortion after the capsular bag finishes tugging on it. ... (66 replies)
... the dispersed opacities were present before that, from the start of the condition and even after the 1st vitrectomy. And the most recent ICG staining attempt was post the condition and opacities. So ICG is probably not the cause. ... (699 replies)
... Hi SeriousPerson,
I don't think the capsilotomy made the starburts/halos at night any better. Due to the lens capsule becoming cloudy, just like a cataract, is the most likely culprit. But the YAG procedure only puts a tiny hole in the central vision so the opaqueness in the surrounding lens capsule will still be present.(At least that's my understanding.) So if your day... (9 replies)
... Unfortunately secondary cataracts usually get worse so at some point your decision about getting the laser treatment may be made by default.
Your secondary cataract is likely affecting how well your iol is functioning although obviously your surgeon would be able to better assess this.
When you are more inclined to consider the yag procedure ,I would suggest that you ask... (9 replies)
... This is a common procedure generally w/o any pitfalls.It is virtually unheard of to have to replace an iol. (9 replies)
... Hi Hellas :wave:
I was wondering about you and In Hiding too.
I'm still adjusting.
I just got reading glasses about a week ago.
And driving glasses a couple of weeks before that.
Both have improved my functional vision tremendously.
But the halo/starburst thingys at night keep growing by leaps and bounds.
I was thinking the YAG would take care of that.
But then I... (9 replies)
... Hi Serious Person :wave:
I haven't been on much lately. Wondered how you and In Hiding were doing.
I had the capsilotomy done about 15 years ago (Guessing on the time). They used the YAG. I walked in, they put in drops, did the laser and that was it!
I probably waited an hour, then popped my contacts back in and off I went!
Easiest thing ever!. The only thing I've... (9 replies)
... Right. And thanks for reminding me about dilation (in my job this means I would NOT be able to resume normal activities immediately).
Does anyone out there have personal experience? (9 replies)
... Secondary cataracts commonly develop several weeks, to several years after cataract surgery. This is a secondary opacification of the capsular bag in which the intra-ocular lens was originally placed.
If you have had cataract surgery and the once clear vision becomes cloudy, hazy or blurry you may have a secondary cataract. There may be other causes for decreased vision so... (5 replies)