I HAD CATARACT SURGERY IN BOTH EYES IT HAS BEEN 1 YEAR NOW I CAN SEE GOOD BUT MY QUESTION IS MY EYES FEEL ITCHY THE DR HAS GIVEN ME DROPS AND HAS TOLD ME THAT I NEED LAZER SURGERY TO REMOVE A FILM OVER MY EYES WHAT CAUSES THIS FILM AND WHAT DOES THE SURGERY INVOLVE
The film is the back wall of the cataract (posterior capsule) that was left in place to hold the IOL in position. It often gets cloudy and the yag laser is used to cut a hole in the center to see through. The laser is very quick often less than a minute, pain free, heals within 24 hrs and does not require medication or restriction of activities. About 30-40% of people that have cataract surgery eventually need Yag caps. Risks include slight increase risk of retinal detachment and increase pressure. very low risk
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