Laser capsulotomy is a procedure that is sometimes needed after cataract surgery. Cataract surgery removes cataracts and allows for the insertion of an artificial lens to replace the natural lens. The new artificial lens sits within the existing ‘capsule’ of the cataract that was removed. Sometimes, the capsule may become cloudy and cause blurred vision (this may occur weeks or months after cataract surgery). If a cloudy or wrinkled capsule is found during your visit with an ophthalmologist, laser capsulotomy may be recommended. This procedure can be done in our office, and only takes a few minutes.