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Just Curious (regarding yag laser)
I have read that sometimes after cataract surgery, it is possible to develop a "secondary cataract" as it is called, which may happen a short time after surgery, a few years later or perhaps never at all....and that the treatment involves using the yag laser...

Questions: 1) Do all cataract surgery patients eventually need it?
                  2) How do you test for it in the office?  And is that test usually done routinely in most eye surgeon's offices?
Thanks...


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1. No with implants used today (2/9/12) about 14-20% will need yag
2. you can see the cloudy membrane and ask the patient if vision is blurry or sensitive to light at night.

JCH MD
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