Posterior Capsule Opacification (PCO)

  • After cataract surgery the intra-ocular lens in held in position by a natural capsule within the eye. Over time this clear, membranous capsule can become opaque resulting in a loss of visual clarity.
  • The condition occurs in 10-40% of patients after cataract surgery
  • PCO is easily treated by a single, painless laser treatment performed as a 5 minute outpatient procedure.