In the months to years after cataract surgery, some patients notice that their vision is not quite as clear as it used to be.
Sometimes, this worsening of vision is caused by a posterior capsule opacification. The capsule is the bag that holds the artificial lens implant in position inside the eye. As the capsule gets cloudy, the vision becomes more blurry.
YAG laser capsulotomy is a straightforward procedure that involves laser energy to open and clear away the cloudy portion of the capsule which improves vision in many patients.
Glaucoma is damage and vision loss typically associated with elevated pressure inside the eye. The "angle" is the anatomic structure inside the eye that allows pressure to exit the eye.
Laser peripheral iridotomy is a glaucoma preventative procedure used in certain at-risk individuals. It ensures that the "angle" is always open, lowering the pressure in some patients with high pressure, and preventing spikes of high pressure in at-risk patients with normal pressure.