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Dr. Helene Nguyen
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Yag Laser (Definition)

Yag stands for yttrium-aluminum-garnet, the elements which compose the crystal used in this laser. The wavelength of laser disrupts molecular bonds, causing breakage of tissue without burning or heat. This type of laser is useful for some intra-ocular procedures, including iridotomy and capsulotomy, as well as hair removal, as mentioned previously. A modified yag is used ...Read more


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After effects of yag laser on eye?

After effects of yag laser on eye?

Short lived floaters: The most common effect after yag laser capsulotomy for an "after cataract" is floaters and improved vision. The floaters should resolve within a few days. If you experience loss of vision, please let your doctor know. ...Read more

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How do the eyes feel after nd yag laser surgery?

How do the eyes feel after nd yag laser surgery?

Like a sun burn: Nd yag laser is used to resurface the skin therefore after the treatment, the skin has a burning sensation for 2-3 hours and subsides. Ice cold compresses are key to comfort. ...Read more

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How do the eyes feel after nd yag laser surgery & how long does the recovery take are gritty eyes common?

How do the eyes feel after nd yag laser surgery & how long does the recovery take are gritty eyes common?

Pain is minimal: Co2 and long-pulsed erbium lasers are the more common lasers used in resurfacing eyelids and the face. Pain is generally not a major complaint with laser resurfacing. Expect a 50 - 75% reduction in the depth of facial lines and wrinkles with ablative laser resurfacing. ...Read more

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Can i request my surgery to be done with a yag laser? Is it possible for me to request that my eye surgery is done using a yag laser? .

Can i request my surgery to be done with a yag laser? Is it possible for me to request that my eye surgery is done using a yag laser?

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This : This is a question you need to pose to your ophthalmologist since he will be doing the surgery. He should discuss your options and answer your questions prior to surgery. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about yag laser used on eyes after a crystalens implant surgery?

Can you tell me about yag laser used on eyes after a crystalens implant surgery?

YAG after Crystalens: YAG capsulotomy’s outcomes are highly predictable & good results thus can provide immediate visual improvements in most cases. I generally wait at least 3 months before performing a selective YAG capsulotomy depending on where the capsular opacification is located. The YAG helps the Crystalens move again if bound down by the opacification. ...Read more

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What risk factors are involved to undergo floater (eye) removal procedure by yag laser? Anything to do with retinal damage?

What risk factors are involved to undergo floater (eye) removal procedure by yag laser? Anything to do with retinal damage?

Floater removal: The use of a yag laser in the vitreous creates a shock wave that can cause a retinal tear or detachment. The yag laser can sometimes break up a large floater into several smaller floaters which may or may not be less bothersome. A floater, in of itself, is annoyance and the risks associated with removal must be weighed against the benefit. Please discuss with your surgeon. ...Read more

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I had YAG laser capsulotomy 3 days ago. My eye is burning and feels dry. Vision not improved. How long till better? Should I be concerned?

I had  YAG laser capsulotomy 3 days ago.  My eye is burning and feels dry.  Vision not improved. How long till better? Should I be concerned?

Post YAG: Burning is from a dry tear film most often due to an unstable tear film (clogged Meibomian glands or decreased tear production: see Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com for more info): this is not from the YAG laser as the laser only affects inside of eye. Usually take few days to a week for improvement if VA change was due to posterior capsule issues that could be treated with YAG. I hope this helps. ...Read more

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My vision was clear after catarct surgery but now i'm experiencing vision that does not seem clear in left eye. Had yag laser but still not clear ?

My vision was clear after catarct surgery but now i'm experiencing vision that does not seem clear in left eye. Had yag laser but still not clear ?

Need evaluation: If your postoperative vision is decreasing despite attempts to correct it, you need an examination of your eye. A careful refraction is important. An exam of the iol, cornea and anterior chamber for inflammation assessment, and a dilated retinal examination is also extremely important. Sometimes anti inflammatory eye drops for edema in the macula occurs after cataract surgery and can be reversed. ...Read more

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Dr. Louis Gallia
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Laser (Definition)

Laser is an abbreviation for light amplification ...Read more