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My mom-cataract surgery done on both eyes around 6-7 years back.. Is being advised laser capsulotomy 4 left eye, does this cause retina thinning?

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Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Laser capsulotomy

Is a common procedure that may be needed weeks, months or years after cataract surgery.
A laser is used to open the original lens capsule that is left in position to support the intraocular lens which is inserted at the time of the original surgery. This laser procedure is very safe and will not cause retinal thinning.

In brief: Laser capsulotomy

Is a common procedure that may be needed weeks, months or years after cataract surgery.
A laser is used to open the original lens capsule that is left in position to support the intraocular lens which is inserted at the time of the original surgery. This laser procedure is very safe and will not cause retinal thinning.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

The new plastic lens she has is supported on the back capsule of her previous natural lens.
Sometimes this capsule, which is living tissue, makes a layer of lens material termed capsular fibrosis. This is easily opened with some yag laser hits (laser capsulotomy) with energy focused on the capsule and not the retina so a risk to the retina is rare and probably only comes from pre-existing issues.

In brief: No

The new plastic lens she has is supported on the back capsule of her previous natural lens.
Sometimes this capsule, which is living tissue, makes a layer of lens material termed capsular fibrosis. This is easily opened with some yag laser hits (laser capsulotomy) with energy focused on the capsule and not the retina so a risk to the retina is rare and probably only comes from pre-existing issues.
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