Secondary cataracts – YAG capsulotomy
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Secondary cataracts – YAG capsulotomy

Secondary cataracts are based on the clouding of the rear part of the lens covering (capsule), following cataract surgery and implantation of an artificial lens.

In the course of cataract surgery, the rear lens capsule is left, in order to implant the artificial lens within it. After several months or years, clouding of the rear capsule may occur. Causes include trauma to the eyeball, inflammation, and metabolic disorders (e.g. diabetes).

A safe and effective procedure for the removal of secondary cataracts is YAG laser capsulotomy, which  entails creating a small hole in the central part of the capsule. The procedure is done using a local anaesthetic, and the patient is able to go home after around 30 minutes.

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