Posterior capsule opacity (PCO)

Following cataract surgery and the implantation of the clear artificial lens, the remaining posterior lens capsule may become cloudy. This is unrelated to the actual cataract.


Symptoms

Months or even years after cataract surgery, visual deterioration – in the form of ‘cloudy vision’ – can occur.

Treatment

The Nd:YAG laser is used for treatment. It can be used to treat the clouded posterior lens capsule without the need to surgically open the eye. The treatment is painless and takes about 3 minutes.

Illustration Auge (Querschnitt).  Laserstrahl trifft auf künstliche Linse. Dahinter befindet sich die getrübte hintere Linsenkapsel.

Further information

Cataract

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