Yag Laser Capsulotomy
Your eye’s normal lens is like a grape, having an outer skin and in inner gel like material. When a cataract forms, the material inside the lens (nucleus) turns cloudy and interferes with good vision. Cataract surgery removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with an intraocular implant. During cataract surgery the fine skin (posterior capsule) of the lens is left in place to support the intraocular lens implant.
In some cases, through a normal process of cell regeneration this capsule may turn cloudy. The cloudy capsule interferes with good vision in a similar way a cloudy cataract lens blocks good vision. When this clouding develops, the YAG laser can be used to create an opening in the capsule and clear path for light to enter the eye. Vision can be restored quickly and painlessly with an outpatient laser procedure.
With a YAG Laser Capsulotomy, the patient sits in a chair just like the regular eye exam station. The doctor focuses the YAG laser onto the cloudy posterior capsule using a special aiming beam. As the laser is activated a click may be heard. Multiple applications of the laser are usually required to create a new window in the cloudy capsule.
Meet Dr. Conley
Ryan P. Conley, D.O. is fellowship-trained, board-certified ophthalmologist who performs advanced cataract surgery. In 2012, Dr. Conley performed Oklahoma's first LenSx® laser-assisted cataract removal procedure.
He also performs LASIK blade-free vision correction, refractive lens implant surgery and various cornea transplant procedures.
Dr. Conley is a member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Osteopathic College of Ophthalmology Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery, American Osteopathic Association, and Oklahoma Osteopathic Association.
Schedule a Consultation
We encourage you to schedule a consultation with Triad Eye Institute today. During our meeting, we will advise on whether or not you’re an ideal candidate for a Yag Laser procedure following Cataract Surgery. Call our office today and one of our seasoned staff members will be able to assist you.