Mark D. Weingarten, M.D.
Some Saturdays 9-1
A secondary cataract is caused by clouding of the capsule behind the intraocular lens. The treatment of secondary cataracts is called YAG laser capsulotomy. This is a brief and painless outpatient procedure that's performed without the need for anesthesia or a surgical incision. The laser makes a small opening in the clouded capsule behind the artificial lens, permitting light to reach the retina without distortion and resulting in improved vision.
After this treatment, you can usually resume regular activities immediately. Most of our Rochester & Detroit cataract surgery patients notice an improvement in vision within minutes after the procedure.
It's normal to see fragments of lens capsule floating as shadows across the field of vision after YAG laser treatment. These "floaters" become less noticeable as they're absorbed by the eye. If you notice symptoms of secondary cataracts and desire an improvement in your vision, you should see an ophthalmologist.
Dr. Weingarten is a superbly educated and highly skilled cataracts and LASIK surgeon. Over the years, he has helped numerous patients achieve clear vision through these procedures. Dr. Weingarten also offers a full range of general eye care treatments, including macular degeneration therapy, glaucoma surgery and diabetic retinopathy treatment. In addition, at his elegantly appointed offices Detroit presbyopia patients can undergo complete eye exams in order to receive precise contact lens or eyeglasses prescription.