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YAG Laser Capsulotomy

What is a YAG laser capsulotomy?

A YAG laser capsulotomy is a laser treatment used to restore your vision after cataract surgery. It is a simple and safe procedure that is very common.

During cataract surgery, the cloudy lens inside your eye is removed. A new artificial lens is placed inside the lens membrane that held your natural lens. After cataract surgery, it is common for the membrane (or capsule) that holds the lens implant in place to become cloudy. This common, and natural change, can occur months to years after your surgery, resulting in a limitation of light reaching the back of the eye. This can cause your vision to become blurry, and you may experience glare at night.

What happens during a YAG laser capsulotomy?

You will need to visit one of our doctors at Eye Surgeons of Indiana for this outpatient procedure. The treatment will be performed in one of our laser treatment rooms. Drops will be put into your eye that dilate the pupil and numb the front of your eye. The procedure will only take approximately one to two minutes, and you should be comfortable the entire time. A laser is directed at the back portion of the cloudy capsule that holds your lens implant. An opening is made in this tissue that will clear a path to the back of the eye. When the procedure is finished, there are no post-operative restrictions and you can resume your normal activity, immediately. 

Once completed, this procedure typically will never need to be repeated again.

We are pleased to announce that Eye Surgeons of Indiana now has offices in Muncie and Kokomo effective December 30, 2023.

The Muncie office is located at 5091 West Bethel Avenue, Suite 150 – Muncie, IN 47304. Specialists at the Muncie location will include Drs. Michael Hodkin, Anthony Lombardo, Kennedy Reed, Karen Skurner, and James Stewart. Muncie Surgical Care Center is located at the same address in Suite 100 with specialists Drs. Michael Hodkin, and Anthony Lombardo.

The Kokomo office is located at 2302 South Dixon Road, Suite 100 – Kokomo, IN 46902. Specialists at the Kokomo location will include Dr. Karen Skurner.

Office hours will be Monday through Friday, 8AM to 5PM. Please call us at 317.841.2020 with any questions or concerns. We look forward to working with you in Muncie and Kokomo.

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