How soon after cataract surgery can posterior capsule opacity happen?
SEP 25, 2017
I was born with cataracts in both eyes. I had them removed in my teenage years and I am now 30 years old. Recently, my doctor checked and diagnosed me with posterior capsule opacity (PCO) and said I will need laser treatment. Is it really possible to have PCO so suddenly?
A posterior capsular opacity is a clouding of the membrane that holds the intraocular lens in place. It is the back wall of the capsule that once enclosed your eye’s natural lens as well. A PCO does not come suddenly, but once the fibrosis covers a central area, it is time for a laser treatment. Everyone needs a laser treatment at some time. It is a very minor and quick procedure and may actually make your vision sharper.