Posterior capsule opacification can be corrected with a simple YAG laser treatment, called a laser capsulotomy. This is performed in clinic as an outpatient procedure.
Firstly, drops are used to dilate the pupil and further anaesthetic drops are used to numb the eye. Then the consultant will use a lens on the front of the eye for stability and use the YAG laser to create a hole in the thickened capsule. This hole allows light to pass through the capsule unobstructed and improves the vision. No further aftercare is necessary.