During cataract surgery, the lens capsule (skin of the cataract) has to be left behind to support the new artificial lens implant. Microscopic lens fibres may be left behind because it is not possible to see or to safely remove them. These can gradually grow and swell causing thickening of the capsule which causes the blurred vision. Opticians are able to identify this and refer patients for laser treatment.
NHS waiting times for this laser treatment are typically 4 - 6 months.
At the Nuffield Mr Rossiter has available a YAG laser and can offer rapid treatment.
The treatment is very safe, painless and takes only a few minutes.