Re: YAG Laser Capsulotomy for decreased color?
The purpose of a laser capsulotomy is to remove a PCO.(Posterior capsule opacification )This procedure dramatically improves visual acuity and contrast sensitivity and decreases glare. The visual acuity before capsulotomy can be as poor as 20/400, but barring any other visual or ophthalmologic conditions, the patient will see as well after a laser posterior capsulotomy as after removal of the original cataract. Laser capsulotomies are usually performed once a patient's vision is 20/30.
In most cases,contrast sensitivty may refur to "color inhansment". Although, color "improvement" is not mentioned as a result of the removal of the PCO.