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YAG Laser Capsulotomy risk

Hi l had cataract surgery a year ago with vivity lens and was a success. my main aim from the surgery was to have excellent distance vision and not need glasses , which l now have .l have 20/20 distance vision and only need glasses for close up reading, My surgeon says l have PCO forming in Both eyes and will need YAG Laser Capsulotomy within a year , l was speaking to my optopmerist and he said something that worried me, he said in about 20% of people who have YAG Laser Capsulotomy the laser hits the lens implant and slighly moves it which changes the power of the lens . My fear is when l have the YAG Laser Capsulotomy the laser might move my lens implant and l might go from not needing glasses for distance to needing to wear glasses for distance. What are the odds of risk of that happening
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Your optometrist is wrong. Ask him/her to produce a paper from a respected journal to document. NEVER heard or had that happen especially in 1 in 5 cases. Also ask your surgeon.
thanks, so if l go ahead with the YAG laser with an experienced surgeon what would the risk or the odds be of the laser moving the lens implant or changing the power of the lens implant meaning l would need to wear glasses for distance when currently l dont need glasses for distance?
Can't quantitate but very very low. You should see a lot better without glasses if you the capsule behind the IOL is cloudy
I had a YAG for a PCO several years ago with no issues afterward.
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