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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.

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