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,

Isabella Rossi, Colle Brianza (LC)

Votazione: Eccellente
Tired of glasses and contact lenses, I met Dr. Badalà, who, after an accurate exam, suggested laser treatment to correct myopia and astigmatism. What a great choice!

Laser treatment was perfectly successful, fast and... Keep on reading this review painless. It was carried out in a surgical center with high standard equipment.

Dr. Badalà and his team had been very warm and welcoming, before and after the surgery. As fast as two days after surgery I went back to my everyday life with the only inconvenience of placing many eye drops many times a day for a few weeks.

Surgery was over two years ago and since then I’m enjoying great vision and freedom from glasses.
Thanks to Doctor Badalà for his competence and professionalism.