What are the Symptoms of Posterior Capsular Opacification?
- Blurring of vision: this usually develops slowly, typically several years or longer after the original cataract surgery, although can occasionally happen as soon as a few weeks or months after cataract surgery. The blurring from capsular opacity is not correctible with glasses and gradually worsens. Posterior capsular opacification does not usually cause dizziness, although the reduction in vision can cause people to be unsteady and at risk of falls.
- Glare or other visual sensations: you might notice that the vision is impaired in certain conditions such as bright sunlight, low light or street lights in the evening.
- Double vision out of one eye: if you shut one eye and the other eye sees double or there is a second blurred edge around objects, you may have PCO.
“My vision in the right eye has improved greatly. And no side effects apart from the floater.”
PW February 2021
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BB December 2020
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AB December 2020
“Just wanted to thank you for seeing me yesterday afternoon and carrying out the YAG capsulotomy on my left eye. After a few blurry hours my eyes settled down and I now have great vision once more. Thank you so much. You are an absolute star…always so helpful, kind and friendly. I really appreciate all you have done to help improve my sight.”
JM December 2020
“Many thanks for your care and consideration during my laser eye procedure for posterior capsular opacification. Everything has been well following the procedure. The transient floaters disappeared after only two days and my vision restored to the state it was in after my cataract operation.”
JC November 2020
“… the procedure has worked perfectly and my left eye can now see as clearly as it could before the clouding started. There have been no signs of any of the side-effects mentioned in the information leaflet and I have no had any discernible floaters.”
RR November 2020
“Some floaters as you predicted and occasionally a black spot but certainly not lots of them so I think all is fine. The vision in that eye is hugely improved even to the point that the other eye now seems poor in comparison!”
MB November 2020
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SS November 2020
“A truly wonderful result! The eyes are so much better, thank you.”
GM October 2020