Casualty First is now open on an appointment only basis, Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm and Saturday 12th/19th of December 8am – 6pm.
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We are offering Outpatient appointments. In many cases these can be conducted virtually. To make an appointment, please call: 0207 806 4060.

Do NOT visit the Hospital if you have any COVID-19 symptoms. Please visit the Track and Trace website.

YAG Laser Capsulotomy

The most common complication for adults that have undergone cataract surgery is clouding of the part of the lens covering (capsule) that remains after surgery. This is known as posterior capsule opacification and may occur months of years after cataract surgery. If your vision is affected, you may opt to have a YAG laser capsulotomy to correct the problem.

For this procedure a YAG laser is used to cut a hole in the clouded back lining of the lens capsule to allow light to pass through the membrane to the retina at the back of the eye. This is done as an outpatient procedure and is painless so does not require anesthesia.

After treatment, the patient may wait for 1-2hrs after the procedure to have the pressure in their eye checked.

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