Hi Doctor. Yes, I did have a PSC that was present for some months before removal, so maybe my continued cloudiness/blurriness is now due to PCO. I have two more questions:
1) Is it more likely that I have PCO at only 3 weeks post cataract surgery or that I have an improper IOL script?
2) How does YAG capsulotomy cause CME and what can I do to reduce the chances of getting CME from YAG?
As always, I appreciate your responses.
We have discussed this before. There are certain types of cataracts that cause the posterior capsule to cloud up while that type of cataract is forming. The most common type would be a longstanding posterior subcapsular cataract. So when the surgery is done and the cataract is removed, the capsule is clouding. I have noted this in the past during surgery. What I tell the patient is that we took the cataract out but the cataract caused the posterior capsule to be cloudy and we will need to do a yag capsulotomy soon. usually I waited 4-5 weeks to let the eye recover from the cataract surgery and to reduce the risk of cystoid macular edema after the yag cap. so it does happen but relatively unusual