Capsulotomy. Capsulotomy is a type of eye surgery in which an incision is made into the capsule of the crystalline lens of the eye. In modern cataract operations, the lens capsule is usually not removed. The most common forms of cataract surgery remove nearly all of the crystalline lens but do not remove the crystalline lens capsule...What is a capsulotomy?
[edit on Wikidata] Capsulotomy is a type of eye surgery in which an incision is made into the capsule of the crystalline lens of the eye.What happens to the lens capsule after cataract surgery?
The lens capsule of your eye is where the new artificial lens goes. It remains clear after you have cataract surgery. After surgery, the cells that are still there will grow back at the back of the capsule. They can become opaque and thickened. This reduces light’s ability to get to the retina, resulting in vision that is cloudy or blurry.What is the YAG laser capsulotomy for cataract surgery?
This complication occurs in 5 to 50 percent of cataract surgery cases, and YAG laser capsulotomy is recognized as the standard treatment for this condition. In addition to treating posterior capsule opacification, the YAG laser is sometimes used to treat a LASIK surgery complication called epithelial cell ingrowth.