The development of posterior capsule opacification secondary to extracapsular cataract extraction is a common occurrence. The patient complains of decreased visual acuity, glare, and sensitivity to light. The YAG laser posterior capsulotomy has become standard treatment for this anomaly: an opening is created in the opacified posterior capsule, which immediately improves visual acuity. This review describes the indications, preparation, procedure, follow-up, and complications associated with using a yttrium-aluminum-garnet (YAG) laser to perform capsulotomy.

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@article{Murrill1995Capsulotomy, title={Capsulotomy.}, author={C A Murrill and D L Stanfield and Matt Van Brocklin}, journal={Optometry clinics : the official publication of the Prentice Society}, year={1995}, volume={4 4}, pages={69-83} }