The procedure is quick, simple and most importantly, it is very safe. There are no special preparations such as fasting or self isolation required. During the procedure, you will have drops put into your eyes to dilate the pupil. You will also be given anaesthetic drops to numb the surface of the eye. The consultant will take you through to the laser room where you will sit in front of a machine. The consultant uses a special lens to apply a laser beam to the back of the capsule in the eye. The special lens allows the surgeon to see the membrane where the opacification has occurred. The laser creates a small hole in the capsule which lets light through and corrects the cloudy vision.
The whole treatment is painless and is usually completed within 15 minutes. The consultant will re-examine your eye after the procedure is complete to make sure the it was completely successful. All being well, you will then be able to go home.