Bunnings, I had no issues other than a few rather large floaters or debris floating around for a few weeks. My eye was blurry for about 24 hours and then it cleared up. No eyedrops post Yag. I did use artificial tears as my eye felt a little scratchy for a few days. IF, and I stress IF, the Dr agrees you need it, I wouldn't hesitate to get it. This is not the type of surgery that is urgent. It really isn't a big deal at all and painless. 5 minutes and done.
I am not a Dr. but If you should notice anything abnormal post op, contact the Dr. right away. Abnormal = pain, redness, swelling, retina detachment symptoms (shower of many floaters, light flashes, blank spots - shadows etc.). My dr. checked my retinal prior to and 2 weeks after the Yag.
I have had yag done in both eyes following victrectomy to repair retina detachment and then cataract repair. It was very painless and yes, some floaters for a week or so which have settled. Dr did a thorough retina exam before and about two weeks later.
Of course my nature is to expect the worst and worry. Of all the surgeries I had this was a piece of cake. Couple of zaps and done. Good luck. Jim
The indications are the same as for cataract surgery, don't do anything until you are symptomatic and it is a problem. The risk of retinal detachment (RD) varies with factors such as how near-sighted the eye was prior to cataract surgery, family history, trauma, etc. Many people see new floaters for several days to weeks after YAG CAP but most settle down.