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Mission, TX 78572

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Eye Services

Yag Capsulotomy

If you need YAG Laser Capsulotomy after a failed cataract procedure, our team here at Desai Eye Center is here to help. Dr. Desai can help ensure that your vision is back to normal in no time. If you live in the Edinburg, Texas area, give us a call today to find out what it is we can do for you.

Why Choose Desai Eye Center

When you are in need of eye care, you need a doctor that you can trust. Dr. Desai is one of the most trusted eye surgeons in the Rio Grande Valley area, serving the area since 2005. 

A 1984 graduate of Government Medical School in Surat, India, she completed her internship and residency in ophthalmology and fellowship in vitreoretinal diseases in India, working as head of the Vitreoretinal Department for three years at Rotary-sponsored Eye Hospital. She uses her experience and expertise to provide you with the services you need

What is Yag Capsulotomy?

Unfortunately, it’s not all that uncommon for replacement lenses inserted during cataract surgery to become cloudy and fogged up. This can blur your vision, making it difficult to complete regular, mundane activities. 

YAG laser capsulotomy is a technique used to correct the problem. YAG laser treatment makes a hole in the capsule to allow light to pass through to the back of the eye and help you see better. Your surgeon will carefully direct a laser beam into your eye. 

The beam will make a hole in the clouded capsule behind the lens so that light will be able to pass through this to the back of the eye. The procedure usually takes five minutes and is not painful.

Who is a Good Candidate For a Yag Capsulotomy?

You can experience issues with your replacement lens even five years after you have had cataract replacement surgery. Occasionally cataract surgery doesn’t work and – often several years after the operation – a small number of people notice their vision is becoming blurred again. This condition is called posterior capsular opacification, (PCO).

The lens of your eye is held in a thin clear lining called a capsule. During cataract surgery, the natural lens is removed from the capsule and replaced with a clear plastic lens. Over time in some patients, the capsule behind the lens can thicken. This can stop light from passing through to the light-sensitive membrane at the back of your eye.

Aftercare From This Procedure

It’s common practice for a surgeon to want to keep you around for a few hours after the procedure to ensure everything went off without a hitch. There aren’t many side-effects associated with the procedure, but it isn’t uncommon for patients to experience eye pain for a couple of days after the operation. If you are dealing with eye pain, get in contact with us so we can help. Suffering from pain can slow down your recovery, so make sure to disclose any discomfort you may be feeling.

Contact Us Today

If you believe you are in need of YAG capsulotomy, give our team here at Desai Eye Center a call today. Dr. Desai is ready to help the people of the Rio Grande Valley area with their eye care needs. Give us a call today to find out what it is we can do for you.

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