• How long after cataract surgery can scar tissue develop?


    Question:

    How long after cataract surgery can scar tissue develop? I had some removed a year after the surgery, but now wonder if more has developed as my vision is not quite as good.


    Answer:

    I need more information on where the scar tissue is. If you mean that you had a YAG laser treatment to clear or open up the posterior capsule behind the lens, this is VERY common and should be no reason for concern. It is rare to have to repeat this procedure.


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