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Yag laser and and can you get glaucoma from it ?

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Dr. William Trattler answered

Specializes in LASIK Surgery

The yag laser is used to treat a cloudy capsule that holds lens implants following cataract surgery. The procedure - yag capsulotomy - is very safe, and does not cause glaucoma.

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Dr. Jon Fishburn answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Yag laser used to help clarify vision following cataract surgery is very common and has low risk. That being said, less than 5% of patients may experience iop elevation that usually is transient. In patients at higher risk (ie. Those with moderately severe glaucoma, inflammatory glaucoma) an iop check 60' post laser is advisable. Treating the eye pre ; post laser with iop reducing meds is helpful.

Answered Dec 9, 2013

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