Today’s cataract surgery makes use of an ultrasound probe to break up and remove the cloudy eye lens. Left behind is the lens capsule, which once held the natural lens in place and is later used to hold the replacement artificial lens. More than 90 percent of patients experience improved vision after cataract surgery. For some, however, the blurriness returns months or years afterward due to posterior capsule opacity, also known as “after-cataract.” It is caused by tiny clumps of cells and thin scar tissue on the inner back surface (or posterior wall) of the capsule. To remedy the problem, the ophthalmologist uses a Nd:YAG laser to create a small hole in the posterior wall of the capsule. Nd:YAG laser posterior capsulotomy is an outpatient procedure that is painless and requires no anesthesia.
At MAYO EYE CENTER, we provide total eye care: medical, surgical, and diagnostic. We examine the eye with a variety of instruments to determine the type, size, and location of the cataract. We’re located at 2890 South Lamar Blvd. The decision for cataract surgery is always based on the patient’s visual needs (in all types of situations) and the expectation that visual function will be improved. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 662.234.3937. Setting the standard for patient-centered eye care in North Central Mississippi.