Advertisement

What happens during posterior capsulotomy?

A special laser is targeted at the back of the capsule and makes a small opening.
The technique is painless and only takes a few minutes. It is performed on an outpatient basis, often in your ophthalmologist’s office. Anesthesia, if necessary, is applied using eyedrops.
You should notice improved vision quickly, if there are no other problems with your eye. Unless your doctor advises otherwise, normal activities can usually be resumed immediately.

Continue Learning about Eye and Vision

Can Your Eyes Reveal Heart Problems?
Can Your Eyes Reveal Heart Problems?
A quick look at your eyes can reveal signs of heart problems. In this video, Dr. Mehmet Oz explains what you should look for next time you look in the...
Read More
Could one of my eyes be smaller than the other?
Gary S. Hirshfield, MDGary S. Hirshfield, MD
Many patients come in with the complaint of an eye being smaller and it is almost always a result of...
More Answers
5 Best Foods for Your Eyes
5 Best Foods for Your Eyes5 Best Foods for Your Eyes5 Best Foods for Your Eyes5 Best Foods for Your Eyes
Swap your carrots for these eye-friendly foods.
Start Slideshow
What Recent Eye Health Developments Have Surprised You the Most?
What Recent Eye Health Developments Have Surprised You the Most?

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.