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Secondary Cataracts

Cataract surgery is permanent. The lens implanted in the eye will never develop a cataract. However, many patients may experience a condition called a secondary cataract.

The good news is that it’s easy to treat. A YAG laser can actually clear up the secondary cataract, and patients do not have to worry about another full cataract surgery – but what is it?

Basically, there is a membrane behind the lens. This membrane will sometimes cloud up after patients receive cataract surgery. This is not uncommon, and it can occur even when everything in your surgery goes just as planned.

A secondary cataract is nothing to be afraid of. If you’ve had cataract surgery, and you find that your vision is once again experiencing unwanted changes, call Eastside Eye Associates!