Clouding of the residual back wall of the cataract or posterior capsule is common months to years after surgery. We are able to treat this condition with our YAG laser. Dr. Robbins was one of the first surgeons in New York to utilize the YAG laser to treat the condition. The laser creates a small opening in the eye tissue behind the lens to let light pass through. This outpatient procedure is called a YAG laser capsulotomy and usually performed in our office. It is covered by most insurances and patients may resume normal activities the same day.