Consultant Ophthalmologist,
Cataract & Refractive Surgeon

BMedSci BM BS MRCS MRCSEd MRCOpth FRCOphth MMedLaw PgD Cataract & Refractive Surgery

YAG Laser Therapy

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The laser is applied via a slit lamp. After topical anaesthetic, a contact lens is placed on the eye and the laser applied.

The YAG laser creates a focused burst of energy that creates a momentary shock wave, blowing tissue away. It is primarily used for posterior capsulotomy procedures to clear a gap in any posterior capsular opacification seen after cataract surgery. It is also used to 'punch' a hole in the iris for a peripheral iridotomy in shallow-angle glaucoma.

Recent treatment for Posterior Capsular Opacification - June 2017
Hi there, just a brief note to say how pleased I am with the service that you provided. I had cataract surgery in 2015 and after shortly afterwards my eyesight started to deteriorate, in one eye and then the other. Following several attempts to get to this corrected I had laser treatment for Posterior Capsular Opacification by Dr Alwitry.

He was very professional and I felt completely at ease during the treatment. My vision is massively improved. Just as he had predicted.

With much appreciation