Many people are concerned about whether or not they will need to repeat cataract surgery on the same eye at a later date. Luckily, you can rest assured that you cannot get a cataract in the same eye after having cataract surgery. A cataract is the clouding of the eye’s natural lens. In cataract surgery, the natural lens is removed and replaced with an artificial lens called an IOL. The new lens will not get cloudy.
A small portion of cataract patients, experience a clouding of the lens capsule months or years after surgery. This occurs in the membrane or “sac” that used tohold the natural lens. This is called Capsular Opacification. Should this rare occurrence happen to you, it is easily treated by a YAG Laser Capsulotomy, a quick and painless procedure that can be done in our office in just a few minutes.
If you have questions or are interested in learning more about our Laser Cataract surgery procedure, you can click here to read more or request an Cataract Evaluation to discuss your options with Dr. Concool.