Mr. P good hearing from you again. A person can need Yap capsulotomy at anytime the rest of their life after cataract surgery. In fact some of the patients I operated on the posterior capsule was cloudy at the time of surgery and I told the patient and family immediately after surgery then would need a Yag cap in 2-3 weeks. Overall about 1 out of 5 people need yag capsulotomy in their lifetimes after cataract surgery.
I had a full dilated eye exam today with my ophthalmologist after experiencing significant increased cloudiness over the past few months in my right eye reducing visual acuity in that eye to worse than 20/60. My right eye had cataract surgery with a Tecnis toric IOL 3.5 years ago, so I suspected PCO was the possible cause and my eye doctor confirmed that today using slit lamp and also viewing the eye with a handheld lens - he noted the membrane was very cloudy now.
So I'm scheduled for the YAG procedure for May 10 now and a followup exam 2 weeks after that. My eye doctor told me the hole made by the YAG in the capsule is typically about 3mm. He warned of a couple risks after the YAG operation, possible retinal detachment also possible IOL dislocation. Both he said were under a 1/1000 chance however.
I hope this will be as successful for me as it was for you, Mr.Presley!