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YAG Capsulotomy

Experiencing cloudy vision following cataract surgery?

It’s common for patients to experience cloudy vision following cataract surgery, often similar to their vision prior to having cataracts removed. This is known as a “secondary cataract” and can occur just weeks after surgery, or even years following. Don’t worry – your cataracts have not returned, and we have a solution for this!

This secondary cataract is a condition in which the posterior capsule, which holds the intraocular lens (IOL) in place, becomes cloudy.

The good news is the treatment for this, a YAG Capsulotomy laser, is quick, painless and effective with immediate results.

The YAG Capsulotomy is performed while sitting across from the surgeon, much like a regular clinic visit, there is no need for anesthesia. The cloudy film that’s developed on the posterior capsule is penetrated with the laser, removing the foggy film and once again allowing light to more effectively reach the retina.

Patients are free to return to their normal daily activities immediately after and the vision change is often instantaneous.


Serving Our Community

Minnesota Eye Consultants is proud to offer patients convenient access to eye care across the Twin Cities. We have 5 locations, each with an onsite ambulatory surgery center (ASC).

11091 Ulysses St NE
Clinic: Suite 300
ASC: Suite 400
Blaine, Minnesota 55434
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12501 Whitewater Drive, Suite 310
Minnetonka, MN 55343
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10709 Wayzata Blvd
ASC: Suite 100
Laser Procedures: Suite 120
Clinic: Suite 200
Minnetonka, MN 55305
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9801 Dupont Ave S
ASC: Suite 100
Laser Procedures: Suite 120
Clinic: Suite 200
Bloomington, MN 55431
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7125 Tamarack Rd
Clinic: Suite 100
ASC: Suite 200
Laser Procedures: Suite 250
Woodbury, MN 55125
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