... ight be time 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)
... 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)
... My doctor told me that I should have a YAG after 3 months both for posterior capsular opacification and for staining left over from my cataract. ... (1 replies)
... The timing of the use of the stain indicates to me that it did not cause the patterning. Something else must have done it, but at which surface, posterior lens capsule, Mueller cell layer, RPE. I can't tell and neither can the people up here. ... (699 replies)
... Certain types of lens implants are more prone to cause "posterior capsular opacification," or clouding of the lens' capsule. ... (15 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)
... 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.
But my track record with medical procedures has been rather grim.
It's to the point where when I read something like, "generally w/o any pitfalls," I can only think, "Hmmm, 'generally,' well, that leaves me out."
There is some dry... (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)
I noticed last weekend as I was walking in the countryside that everything looked rather misty when looking through my left eye. I had a cataract removed just over 2 years ago, the operation was a success, and I have been far-sighted since then. My near-sight was also much improved though had been slightly fuzzy and so I often use non-prescription reading glasses.
My... (4 replies)