Secondary Cataract

Why does it happen?

Cataract surgery removes the opaque crystalline lens (cataract) and an artificial lens is implanted inside a sack, replacing the first one.
Over time, the sack containing the artificial lens can become opaque: this causes what is commonly known as secondary cataract.

For the secondary cataract to occur, 1 to 5 years have to pass from the removal of the first cataract. It usually occurs earlier in younger patients.

How to treat it

Secondary cataract can be treated with Yag Laser, that is an outpatient laser treatment: there’s no need for surgery. This process lasts few minutes and the patient starts seeing well just few hours after the Yag Laser treatment.

It may happen to see like small flies moving around after the laser treatment,

Maria Sozzi, Catania

Votazione: Eccellente
Problem: Cataract, Myopia
High myopia (17 diopters in both eyes) with cataract represented for me a considerable handicap: blepharitis and dry eye do not allow the use of contact lenses and with glasses I could barely see at intermediate distance... Keep on reading this review.

All the ophthalmologists I went to suggested to postpone cataract surgery, considering the precarious conditions of the retina.

I trusted Dr. Badalà (I read good things on the Internet about his innovative surgeries) who, after all the necessary tests, reassured me about the feasibility of the operation.

On 22 and 23 January, 2015 in Milan, in a welcoming atmosphere with state of the art equipment, Dr. Badala' performed cataract surgery in both eyes, with implantation of monofocal aspheric IOL, under topical anesthesia.

I am pleased with an excellent result in both eyes, thanks to Dr. Badalà expertise!