After cataract surgery, your vision can become cloudy due to what is known as an after-cataract. In this condition, the posterior capsule, which holds the lens in place, becomes cloudy and may blur your vision. An after-cataract can develop months or even years after surgery. An after-cataract is treated by a technique called YAG laser capsulotomy. 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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