Specialist Eye surgery in Windsor and Reading
Andrew Pearson MA MRCP FRCOphth
Consultant Ophthalmic and Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Posterior capsule opacification


The outer lining of the lens, called the capsule, is left in place during surgery to remove a cataract and used to support the new intra-ocular lens. In a proportion of patients this lining will thicken, shrink and lose its normal clarity causing reduction in vision. New intra-ocular lens technology has reduced this risk from over 50% to less than 5%. 

Clinical Features

Onset usually weeks or months following cataract surgery
Reduction in visual acuity from level achieved following cataract surgery
Loss of contrast


See ophthalmologist for laser treatment


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  • Severe capsule fibrosis
  • Advanced capsule contracture
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