What happens if my vision becomes cloudy again after cataract surgery?
I heard from my friends that my vision can be cloudy again after a cataract surgery. If that happens, what should I do?
D2D. Patients experiencing cloudy vision again after cataract surgery are likely to have posterior capsular opacities or “after cataracts”. This refers to the regeneration of cells along the “bag” or membrane that is left behind to contain the intraocular lens.
This is not a complication from the initial cataract surgery, but it can happen to some patients months or years after a successful cataract surgery.
This condition can be managed effectively by undergoing a laser procedure known as YAG capsulotomy. YAG capsulotomy is a quick and effective procedure without the need for fasting and has a very short down time. Recovery is very quick and vision can improve on the same day the procedure is performed.
It is important that any patient with cloudy vision consult an eye surgeon and have a complete eye examination done to ensure that there are no other problems with the eye apart from having posterior capsular opacities.