Dr. Kerry Solomon performs posterior capsulotomy at Physicians’ Eye Surgery Center in Charleston, SC for patients who experience cloudy vision after cataract surgery. This can occur months or years after cataract surgery, and is caused by the clouding of the posterior capsule. Patients who are experiencing cloudy vision after cataract surgery should contact their ophthalmologist or Dr. Solomon to learn if a posterior capsulotomy will improve their vision.
If you would like to find out more about this procedure, or any other eye surgery that Dr. Solomon performs, request an appointment online. You can also call our office at (843) 881-3937 and one of our helpful staff members will schedule your appointment at a location and time that is convenient for you.
Posterior capsulotomy is a laser procedure that Dr. Solomon performs to improve the vision of patients after cataract surgery. During cataract surgery, the eye’s natural, clouded lens is removed and replaced by an artificial lens (IOL). The cataract is surrounded by a capsule – a clear membrane that encases it. During the surgery, the anterior (front) portion of the capsule is removed along with the cataract, but the posterior (back) portion is left in place. In some individuals, this capsule becomes cloudy, causing glare and decreased visual acuity.
Posterior capsulotomy is relatively straightforward, and particularly safe in the hands of Dr. Solomon. The eye is numbed with anesthetic drops, and a laser is used to make an opening in the clouded posterior membrane. This allows light to pass through the membrane, improving vision.
After the procedure, you can resume routine activities almost immediately. There is no medication protocol to follow, and most patients notice improved vision within a day or two. As with all procedures Dr. Solomon performs, your safety, comfort, and results are paramount, and he will follow up with you to be sure that your outcome is optimal.
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