Are you experiencing hazy or blurred vision following your cataract surgery? If yes, you’re not alone. This phenomenon of distorted vision can happen weeks, months, or even years after undergoing cataract surgery. When you start experiencing blurry vision post-cataract surgery, it’s called a posterior capsular haze. In this blog, we’ll discuss what that means, the symptoms you may experience, and what can be done to treat this condition with the help of our team at Key-Whitman Eye Center.
A posterior capsular haze occurs for many patients after cataract surgery. The cataract procedure is needed when the focusing lens behind your pupil becomes cloudy and dense, typically due to aging. To treat the loss of pristine vision, the cloudy lens is removed for either one or both eyes, and an artificial lens will take the place of the removed lens.
Even though cataract surgery will improve your vision, there is a point in time after your surgery when you will most likely need to revisit your doctor to deal with a posterior capsular haze. This occurs when the back part of the capsule, which originally held the cataract and now supports the new lens implant, begins to grow cells that will blur your vision.
How do you know if you’re experiencing a posterior capsular haze? Some symptoms may include:
At Key-Whitman Eye Center we offer a YAG capsulotomy to help treat posterior capsular haze
s. This is a simple laser procedure that opens the capsular bag into which the artificial lens was placed. Undergoing this type of treatment is easy, time efficient, and has little recovery time. The duration of the actual procedure is only a few minutes, and you should start seeing better within the same day or the next few days following the YAG capsulotomy. You cannot touch your eye for up to thirty minutes post-procedure. A YAG capsulotomy is a one-time procedure that can change how you see post-cataract surgery.
Having blurry vision post-cataract surgery? It’s time to contact Key-Whitman Eye Center at (214) 220-3937!