What are the side effects of secondary cataract laser surgery?

There are a few. Yag laser capsulotomy is done when a person develops opacification of the posterior capsule following cataract surgery. The procedure of opening the capsule is done to improve the vision. Side effects are not common, but include inflammation, retinal detachment and cystoid macular edema, together with transient elevation of intra-ocular pressure.
Floaters pressure. Your operating surgeon should discuss this with you. Immediately you can have elevation of intraocular pressure. Short term inflammation in the eye called uveitis. Medium to long term, floaters, lens glare, posterior vitreous detachment, retinal tear and retinal detachment.

Related Questions

I have cataracts and corneal scarring 10 years after laser surgery. What to do if difficult to remove cataracts?

See an opthalmogist. You can still get surgery as the lens will replace the damaged areas. Read more...
Eye surgery. Cataract surgery is usually not a problem unless the scarring is severe and dense. If the corneal scarring is severe, you may need a corneal transplant. I would recommend seeing a corneal specialist. Read more...
Surgery. If the corneal scarring is not bad, the cataracts can most likely be operated on and your vision improve. All this needs to be determined by the eye surgeon. Read more...

Is laser surgery required after having a cataract eye operation?

Maybe. Sometimes laser vision correction is offered after cataract surgery in order to decrease dependence on glasses, but it is not required. There is another type of laser that is sometimes needed to improve vision in about 10% of cataract patients called yag capsulotomy. Speak to your cataract surgeon to clarify. Read more...

How to clear cloudiness after cataract surgery & laser surgery?

Glasses. Cataract surgery should clear the cloudiness. If you still have cloudy vision after cataract surgery then you either need glasses or something else is going on. See your eye doc. Could be a secondary membrane, macular problems, or inflammation. . Read more...
Cloudy after CS. Blurry vision, discomfort, pressure sensations around eye after surgery are common. Can be due to resolving inflammation, corneal swelling/edema, drying out of tear film layer, pressure fluctuations in eye. These symptoms should resolve. Muro 128 drops & ointment help if due to corneal swelling: OTC; use post op drops (steroid & antibiotic); cold ice packs; ask MD if have edema: Muro helps. Read more...

Are cataracts treated by laser surgery?

Maybe. There are now a few places in the us and worldwide doing "laser cataract surgery." a laser is used for the first portion of the surgery and the remainder is completed manually just like we have done for the past 20 years. This technology should become much more prevalent over then next few years. Read more...
Now yes . Femtosecond laser assisted cataract surgery is just now emerging for the treatment of cataracts. Still in its infancy many believe that this is the future of cataract surgery . The technology is very expensive and has yet to be proven superior in safety or effectiveness. However in theory it may be a great advance in the field and could become the standard of care within several years . Read more...
Not generally. Using a laser to perform cataract surgery is only available in very select practices and is not covered by insurance. Typical cataract surgery is performed using a small blade to make an incision in the eye and ultrasound to remove the cloudy lens. Great results are usually achieved with modern cataract surgery. Read more...

After cataract removal and laser surgery, I need vitreotomy surgery--is it safe to do all these things?

Yes, if indicated. It is safe to do all these operations on the same eye if there is a medical reason to do so. Your doctor, perhaps with the input from a retinal consultant, will explain the reasons the procedures are required, what is hoped to be accomplished, and the associated risks. Read more...
Yes/no. Depends on the situation. No surgery is completely safe. If needed to repair and rehab the eye, you may not have much choice. Sounds like you may have erm (epi-retinal membrane). Take advice from your surgeon. Read more...

After my eye visit I was told I Needed laser surgery for cataracts. Rt. eye, a 1.2 and Lt. Eye a 1. There is a scale 1-4. I am not sure about this.

Need more informatio. I am not sure what the figures 1.2 or 1.0 mean. Cataracts are a loss of transparency of the eye lens and removal is considered when the lowered vision interferes with your visual function. If you see well, then you can wait. If there is doubt seek a second opinion. Laser (femtosecond) is a helpful adjunct but not mandatory. Cataracts are removed with ultrasound. Read more...
Cataract Srgy Timing. In past:Cataract surgery had significant risks (infection, loss of vision, eye). While these risks are still present, they are significantly less: thus benefit often outweighs risk significantly. If best vision is worse than 20/40 or glare is significantly affecting vision, most surgeons prefer to do surgery sooner but depends on pt's sx, pt's risk factors, pt's preference: eyedoc2020.blogspot.com. Read more...

Is it typical to have a refraction done before laser surgery following cataract surgery. I had a routine eye exam with refraction 3 months ago.

Routine Pre-Op exam. As with cataract surgery, the same goes for laser treatment that vision must be compromised both subjectively and objectively to be a suitable candidate as well as approved treatment covered by insurance. To justify necessity for treatment, it is important to refract prior to check visual acuity, and also thereafter to verify that the cause for visual disturbance has been accurately targeted. Read more...
Yes. Need to see result of cataract surgery. Sometimes refraction can change again after laser surgery. Read more...

Typical to have a refraction before laser surgery on eye? Cataract surgery 5-6 years ago. Had refraction as part of routine eye exam 3 months ago.

Refraction . Is the part of an eye exam that determines what power of glasses you need to see better, remember that part where you are asked which lenses is best one or two. You can have a small refractive error/correction after cataract surgery and lasik. Read more...
Yes. Refraction can avoid unnecessary yag capsulotomy. Only when a refraction doesn't improve the vision assuming no other ocular pathology is yag laser capsulotomy indicated. It usually is the physician that doesn't first eliminate a refractive error as the cause of reduced visual acuity before performing yag capsulotomy is possibly doing unnecessary surgery. Read more...

73 yr old male with vision in one eye. Have cataract that is impacting life style. Is it worth the risk for surgery and is laser surgery preferred?

Cataract Surgery Ris. Depending on other risk factors (length of eye: if very short; history of other eye, h/o trauma, diabetes, on aspirin, flomax, (tamsulosin) general health, etc) cataract surgery is generally very safe and recommended in monocular (have vision in 1 eye only) pts. LENSX/Laser intralase surgery is generally the best option as it decreases many post operative issue/risks. Read more...