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,

Antonella Scroppo, Catania

Votazione: Eccellente
I underwent Cataract surgery with Multifocal IOL around two months ago. I was hoping to regain the clear vision that I had lost years ago. In addition to cataract I had astigmatism, hypermetropia and presbyopia.

I was... Keep on reading this review welcomed with very warm and professional manners (this is very important considering the little fear everyone has before surgery),  Dr. Badala explained in details what was going to happen during the operation . During surgery, you have to look where the doctor tells and keep still. It is a little effort but it is more than worth it!

After surgery the happiness of seeing everything well, far and near without glasses!

I underwent surgery in my second eye the following day and I recommend  doing so, seeing well with both eyes is excellent !  …and Dr. Badalà is a very professional and human doctor!