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YAG Laser Capsulotomy for PCO

Posterior Capsular Opacification (PCO), a cloudy membrane that can form some time after cataract surgery,  can be treated by a laser to restore clear vision.


Your surgeon can treat the thickened capsule by using a laser to create a gap in the centre of the cloudy capsule.  We call this procedure a YAG Laser Capsulotomy. The treatment is painless and generally takes just 10-15 minutes. Avoid the comparatively long NHS wating times for laser, all for the cost of a good pair of glasses.

The Process

After dilating the pupil with drops,  your surgeon can perform a YAG Laser Capsulotomy in clinic

We will put in an anaesthetic drop to completely numb the surface of your eye during the procedure.  Your surgeon will then place a special contact lens on your eye to precisely focus the laser.

Laser treatment takes 10-15 minutes per eye

Following treatment you will be given anti-inflammatory drops to use for one week

Why MY Eye Clinic?

We can provide expert consultant treatment of posterior capsular opacification (PCO) with YAG laser capsulotomy.

My Eye Clinic has a full range of diagnostic equipment to assess the eye, the posterior capsule and the macula.

My Eye Clinic has an excellent new laser machine that can perform YAG laser capsulotomy.

Your Consultants

Consultant Ophthalmologist with a special interest in Cornea and Dry Eyes

Mr Morgan, a Consultant Ophthalmologist, is a Dry Eye Specialist who is an expert in the assessment and treatment of dry eyes.

Consultant Eye Surgeon with a specialist interest in Medical Retina

Mr Kotagiri completed his training in Opthalmology from Worthing and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. He further completed a fellowship in Medical Retina at Moorfields Eye Hospital, London and Sunderland Eye Infirmary. He has been a Consultant in Medical Retina at Sunderland Eye Infirmary since 2014.

M.B.B.S., Dip. Ophthalmology, MRCOphth, FRCOphth (London)

Saurabh Ghosh M.B.B.S., Dip. Ophthalmology, MRCOphth, FRCOphth (London) is leading Consultant ophthalmologist specialising in Refractive lens exchange and Laser Eye surgery in the North East of England. He specialises in Lens based vision correction surgery with premium lens to correct distance and near vision, Laser eye surgery, Cataract surgery, Corneal transplant surgery and other corneal surgery.

B Med Sci., BMBS., MRCP., FRCOphth

Mr Gupta's interests include diabetic retinopathy, vascular disorders, age-related macular degeneration and cataract surgery. He previously acted as the regional Diabetic Eye Screening Program lead for over 5 years and is currently the Head of School overseeing ophthalmic training in the Northern deanery.

Consultant Eye Surgeon with a specialist interest in Retinal Surgery

Mr Habib has a special interest in macular hole surgery, epiretinal membrane (ERM) surgery, surgery for vitreous floaters, and treating complicated cataracts. Mr Habib has been a Consultant Ophthalmologist and Vitreo-retinal Surgeon at Sunderland Eye Infirmary since 2011. He is an Honorary Clinical Senior Lecturer at Newcastle University.

Consultant Eye Surgeon with a specialist interest in Glaucoma

Mr Doherty undertook undergraduate and postgraduate medical training in Newcastle upon Tyne before proceeding to Ophthalmology specialist training in both the Northern and Yorkshire Deaneries. He subsequently completed an eighteen-month Glaucoma subspeciality fellowship at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London. He was appointed as a Consultant in Glaucoma and Cataract treatment at Sunderland Eye Infirmary in September 2013.

Consultant Eye Surgeon with a specialist interest in Glaucoma

Mr El-Assal completed his Ophthalmology training in the North East of England. He accomplished his glaucoma sub-specialist fellowship in Moorfields Eye Hospital-London where he developed a special interest in minimally invasive glaucoma surgery (MIGS). He is currently working as a Consultant specialising in glaucoma and cataract surgery at Sunderland Eye Infirmary.


YAG Capsulotomy - One eye


YAG Capsulotomy - Two eyes


Risks of YAG Laser Capsulotomy

Common (1 in 20 or more): floaters in vision, pain and discomfort, temporary raised eye pressure, small marks on the implant lens not affecting vision.

Less common (between 1 in 20 and 1 in 100): change glasses prescription, retinal swelling (cystoid macular oedema).

Rare (less than 1 in 100): need for more laser, retinal tear or detachment, damage or movement of the implant lens that affects vision, long term raised pressure.

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Anthony TooleAnthony Toole
12:56 16 Apr 24
Alistair QuinnAlistair Quinn
13:07 09 Apr 24
First class recommendation for My Eye Clinic and in particular Andrew Peel who was professional, knowledgeable very thorough. A pleasure to deal with!
Holly RobinsonHolly Robinson
12:16 28 Mar 24
So helpful and reassuring. My site is amazing. The whole process was so smooth, I understood everything that I was told and knew of any risks and potential side effects before agreeing to anything. Couldn't be happier.
Dawn RaffleDawn Raffle
19:10 21 Feb 24
I recently had permanent lens procedure carried out by Mr Ghosh. Having glasses as a child and contact lenses for many years, this has been an absolute revelation for me. Mr Ghosh was absolutely brilliant and very professional from the start. All the staff are lovely and especially like to thank Dianne, Anita and the team. This has changed my life for the better thanks.
Anis FinnAnis Finn
09:35 29 Mar 23
Beautiful clinic, really nice atmosphere, prompt service and really friendly and professional staff. Fernando was particularly great!I would definitely recommend.
Mrs TigerMrs Tiger
17:51 17 Jan 23
Excellent care, all staff very courteous and helpful. YAG surgery clearly explained to me by Mr Morgan, who did a brilliant job. I'd highly recommend this clinic.
Arya DaniArya Dani
14:43 22 Dec 22
Good location
Audrey GilesAudrey Giles
08:58 23 Nov 22
I visited the My Hearing Clinic knowing I needed a hearing assessment but thinking it was just a build up of wax. It came as a shock that I heard a hearing loss which needed addressing. The service I received from Andrew was outstanding! He explained my hearing loss and went through all my options. He recognised that it was a lot of information to take in so made a follow up appointment, giving me sufficient time to think about what I wanted to do. From start to finish the service has been excellent, efficient, professional and friendly from the moment you walk through the door and meet Lee. The clinic is well located, parking on site, high standard of cleanliness. Definitely a recommendation from me. Thank you!
Andrea BoothAndrea Booth
19:55 22 Nov 22
Absolutely first class treatment and experience at this wonderful clinic. Staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly Mr Morgan the consultant was lovely explaining everything. I had YAG laser treatment painless no discomfort and almost immediate corrected vision. Thank you all so very very much.
Glynis GallagherGlynis Gallagher
16:41 17 Nov 21
Visited clinic today with a totally blocked left ear. Had micro suction to remove a huge build up of ear wax. It was over in minutes. Excellent, efficient and friendly service from start to finish. Would recommend 100% Worth every penny!
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