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Cataract Surgery removes the cloudy lens and replaces it with an intraocular implant During cataract surgery the fine skin of the lens is left in place to support the new lens implant.  In three out of four cases, through a normal process this capsule may turn cloudy.  A cloudy lens interferes with good vision, with many patients complaining of blurry or cloudy eyesight.    YAG (yttrium aluminum garnet) laser produces infrared light impulses which create tiny openings into the targeted tissue through photo disruption.  The procedure used to clear the lens is called posterior capsulotomy.  YAG laser is performed on an outpatient basis, is pain free and only takes a few minutes.  In most cases, the patient is able to leave shortly after completion.  Pain medication is usually not necessary and vision is usually restored quickly.

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