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Can cataracts come back after surgery?

Cataracts can't grow back after surgery. In some people, the back of the lens capsule can become opaque over time. This is called posterior lens capsule opacification (PCO) and is easily treatable with a painless laser treatment called YAG laser capsulotomy.

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Author: Kellie Heywood
First answered: 18 Sep 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Macular degeneration


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