Returning Cloudiness after Cataract Surgery

Laser Vision Specialists serving Toms River, Brick, Barnegat & Manalapan Township, New Jersey

Today’s cataract surgery makes use of an ultrasound probe to break up and remove the cloudy eye lens. Left behind is the lens capsule, which once held the natural lens in place and is later used to hold the replacement artificial lens. More than 90 percent of patients experience improved vision immediately after cataract surgery.

For some, however, the blurriness returns months or years afterward due to posterior capsule opacity, also known as “after-cataract.” It is caused by tiny clumps of cells and thin scar tissue on the inner back surface (or posterior wall) of the capsule. To remedy the problem, the ophthalmologist uses a Nd:YAG laser to create a small hole in the posterior wall of the capsule which will help reduce the cloudiness and bring back visual clarity. The Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy is an outpatient procedure that is painless and requires no anesthesia.

Call Susskind & Almallah Eye Associates at 732-349-5622 today to schedule your consultation with one of our experienced doctors. We proudly serve the areas of Marlboro, Toms River, Brick, and Barnegat, New Jersey.