What happens during Posterior Capsulotomy?
During posterior capsulotomy, a special laser is targeted at the back of the capsule to make a small opening. The procedure is painless and takes several minutes to complete. It is performed on an outpatient basis. You should notice improved vision quickly. Anti-inflammatory eye drops are often prescribed for three days following the procedure. Normal activities can usually be resumed immediately.
Can there be complications?
As with any surgical procedure, complications in rare cases can arise, including:
- Detachment of the retina
- Increased intraocular pressure
- Dislocation of the IOL through the Posterior Capsule opening