Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar_universal
Technis lens requires YAG?
Hello, I received a Technis lens implant last Friday, and when I returned for a follow up visit on Wednesday, I complained that my vision was not distinct and defined as I had been told it would be, that in fact my vision was not as good as it had been before with contacts or glasses.  My doctor then told me I would have to have YAG 3 months later to remove a membrane, and that this was required in 100% of Technis lens implants.  I had never been told this before and it was not in the material I received before the surgery, and I have been unable to find corroboration of this online.  Does anyone have knowledge about this, thanks.
Cancel
3 Answers
Page 1 of 1
233488_tn?1310696703
Often the membrane that holds the IOL in place does turn cloudy and requires a Yag laser capsulotomy.  However it is never 100% of the time, in fact over the last 10-15 years the % that need it has dropped from perhaps 60-70% (within 5-10 years) to about 30% with new IOLs within 5 years.

I would suggest getting a second opinion.

JCH MD
Comment
Cancel
233488_tn?1310696703
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar_universal
Thank you, the surgeon has a good reputation so I was very puzzled by his response, maybe I am his lone B- instead of A++ in his successful implant of this particular lens.  I am going to give the lens a couple more weeks to see if  my vision becomes clearer and if not I will get a second opinion.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar_universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
233488_tn?1310696703
Well good luck, you might ask again if you "misheard' the 100% needing Yag capsulotomy because that answer is off base.

JCH MD
Comment
Cancel
233488_tn?1310696703
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar_universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Technis lens requires YAG?
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Eye Care Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Eye Care Answerers
177275_tn?1438375244
Blank
JohnHaganMD
Kansas City, MO
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
CBCT
Trumbull, CT
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
mb0329
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Kitty_Pich
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Avatar_f_tn
Blank
Anomalychick
Jacksonville, FL
Avatar_m_tn
Blank
Garrry
Preston, United Kingdom