Posterior capsular opacification (PCO)

Once you get your new glasses after cataract surgery, typically, your vision stays stable. Posterior capsular opacification – or development of a film behind the synthetic lens – occurs in 15-60% of patients within 2 years depending on the IOL material. This is treated with a simple laser (called a YAG laser) in your ophthalmologist’s office.

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