Following cataract surgery and the implantation of an intraocular lens it is quite common to develop a degree of scarring or wrinkling over the capsule (sack holding the implanted lens). We call this posterior capsular opacification (PCO), and it can result in visual deterioration (not dissimilar to the visual change experienced with the original cataract).
To remove this, a relatively straightforward laser procedure, undertaken in outpatients, is performed to help clear the PCO. This usually improves the vision relatively quickly.
A detailed procedural information sheet will be given to you at your consultation.