YAG Laser Treatment

After cataract surgery, through the normal process of cell regeneration, the natural posterior capsule that holds the lens of the eye may gradually change from a clear cellophane-like lining to become cloudy.  This may occur a few months to several years after surgery and cause blurred vision.  Richard J. Ruckman, M.D. or Daniel J. Kravitz, M.D. may recommend the use of YAG laser to create an opening in the cloudy posterior capsule to allow light to enter the eye and regain normal vision.

This relatively quick and painless outpatient procedure is performed by either Dr. Ruckman or Dr. Kravitz in our AAAHC certified Ambulatory Surgery Center under topical anesthesia.  The treatment allows restoration of vision very quickly, and you are allowed to resume your usual activities within several days.