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YAG Capsulotomy Laser Treatment

At Dr. Edwin M Schottenstein’s, we’re proud to be your premier choice when you’re looking for an eye doctor in Upper West Side, Chelsea, or Greater Manhattan. We offer a wide array of comprehensive eye care services, including, but not limited to, eye exams, cosmetic eye care, glaucoma care, and cataract surgery. While cataract surgery is a common and efficient procedure, some patients may find that they have blurred or hazy vision at some point afterwards. For patients who are suffering with this problem, our office offers YAG capsulotomy laser treatment.


YAG capsulotomy is a safe and painless laser treatment that’s used to improve your vision after cataract surgery. After cataract surgery is performed, up to 40% of patients will experience a condition known as posterior capsular opacification. Posterior capsular opacification is essentially blurred, hazy vision that occurs because the new lens that was put in after cataract surgery has become cloudy as well. This can happen months or sometimes even years after the cataract surgery. If you happen to be suffering from this, Dr. Schottenstein is capable of using the YAG laser to create an opening in the center of the eye’s cloudy capsule, causing your vision to improve.

The Benefits of 
YAG Capsulotomy

Some of the benefits of choosing YAG capsulotomy include the following:

  • YAG Capsulotomy will allow for an instant improvement in vision for most patients.
  • The treatment will only take a few minutes.
  • The treatment is also virtually pain-free.
  • There’s a limited infection risk.
  • The healing time is minimal.
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If you’d like to schedule an appointment with us, we encourage you to give us a call at (212) 874-2300. Alternatively, you can fill out our online appointment request form. Please let us know if you have any questions, comments, or concerns.We look forward to hearing from you and helping you see 20/20!