YAG laser can be used to treat many different conditions in the eye. It is often used to treat
- Posterior capsule opacity
- Narrow angles/ Angle closure glaucoma
- Laser floaterectomy or vitreolysis
Posterior capsule opacity
Several months or years after cataract surgery, the thin, transparent capsule that holds the artificial intra-ocular lens in place can become cloudy. Such a condition results in the patient experiencing glare and blurring of vision. This is easily treated using YAG laser to create a small opening in the cloudy capsule, allowing the patient to enjoy clear vision as he/ she had experienced before.