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 capsulectomy and when is it performed?
Plastic surgeons may provide capsulectomies. One reason to perform this procedure is when a patient has a problem with the lens of the eye. The lens capsule is a flexible membrane that can cloud over or develop other problems in patients with certain eye diseases.What is a lens capsule?
The lens capsule is a flexible membrane that can cloud over or develop other problems in patients with certain eye diseases. An eye surgeon can take out the capsule and replace it with an implant to improve a patient's vision or address an eye problem that may cause vision loss in the future.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.