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Secondary Cataract Treatment

Medical illustration of YAG Capsulotomy

At some point after cataract surgery or an intraocular lens implant, patients may notice symptoms similar to that of a cataract – cloudy or hazy vision and an increase in glare.

This “secondary cataract” is not a true cataract. In fact, it is very easily treated by Mann Eye Institute during a short, outpatient procedure known as a YAG Laser Capsulotomy.

The secondary cataract, which can occur in both eyes, may appear months or even years after the original cataract surgery, and is largely caused by the growth of remnant lens cells on the lens capsule.

Completed in less than 5 minutes and without any blades, the YAG Laser Capsulotomy is a short, painless procedure.

As preparation for the procedure, the eye is dilated. Then a YAG laser carefully targets the backside of the lens capsule, effective eliminating the secondary cataract and improving vision.

20 minutes after the YAG procedure, intraocular pressure is checked, and the patient may resume normal activities.

Patients report that within several days, and often instantly, their clear and detailed vision is restored.

If you think you may be suffering from a secondary cataract, schedule your cataract evaluation by calling Mann Eye Institute at 1-800-698-4746, or click here to schedule your evaluation online.


The Mann Eye Institute is a leading eye care facility with seventeen locations in Humble, West Humble, Houston, Central Austin, North Austin, Sugar Land, Katy, Spring, The Woodlands, Livingston, Bay City, Pearland, Baytown, Tomball and Cleveland, Texas. With various locations in the Houston and Austin areas we can provide the full continuum of care, including; designer eyewear and eye care needs, LASIK eye surgery, cataract surgery, premium lens implants and dry eye treatment options. If you are seeking expert eye doctors in Texas contact us today!

Copperfield Office
6860 Highway 6 North, Ste. A
Houston, TX 77084
(281) 500-9605

Pearland Office
10223 Broadway St., Ste. J
Pearland, TX 77584
(281) 971-9332

Spring Office
2616 FM 2920 Ste. I
Spring, TX 77388
(281) 353-8300

Tomball Office
14079 FM 2920
Tomball, TX 77377
(346) 701-4029

Katy Office
750 Westgreen Blvd.
Katy, TX 77450
(281) 392-3937

Humble - Deerbrook Office
9802 FM 1960 W, Ste. 110
Humble, Texas 77338
(281) 446-9333

Sugar Land Office
6424 E. Riverpark Dr.
Sugar Land, TX 77479
(713) 580-2525

Humble - S. Memorial Office
18850 S. Memorial Blvd.
Humble, TX 77338
(281) 446-7900

Livingston Office
1601 US-59 Loop North, Ste. 100
Livingston, Texas 77351
(936) 327-3937

Cleveland Office
429 West Southline
Cleveland, TX 77327
(281) 592-4343

Bay City Office
3612 Avenue F
Bay City, TX 77414
(979) 244-1450

Baytown Office
4750 East Freeway
Baytown, TX 77521
(281) 421-2020

South Austin Office
2600 Via Fortuna, Ste. 400
Austin, TX 78746
(512) 327-4123

North Austin Office
4314 W. Braker Lane Ste. 215
Austin, TX 78759
(512) 200-3937

Sun City Office
1530 Sun City Blvd., Ste. 150
Georgetown, TX 78633
(512) 327-3792

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