After cataract surgery, your vision can become cloudy, like it was when you had a cataract, but it isn’t a new cataract. Instead, the posterior capsule, which holds the lens in place, becomes cloudy and may blur your vision. This is called the after-cataract. An after-cataract can develop months or even years later. Unlike a cataract, an after-cataract is treated with a laser in a technique called YAG laser capsullotomy. Your doctor uses a laser beam to create a tiny hole in the posterior capsule to let light pass through. This is a painless outpatient procedure.
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