Little after one year of Ptyergium Eye Surgery (left eye w/stitch/graph) I still have redness and visible scar tissue. Had follow up few months ago and was told nothing can be done to correct this. Prescription drops for the redness, but use only under extreme conditions or emergency. It can do harm down the road from frequent usage. Vision issues I think?. Blah Blah. I won’t be using it. No photos will be posted. Sunglasses will stay on. Apologies to friends who pressure me to take them off and others that want eye to eye contact. Thanks Dr Allavie of Riverside Eye Specialist in Riverside California for 40 yrs of ….. Etc. Etc.. Etc… what ever he does..Good luck to everyone else needing any surgery.
Posterior capsular opacification, also known as after-cataract, is a condition in which months or years after successful cataract surgery, vision deteriorates or problems with glare and light scattering recur, usually due to thickening of the back or posterior capsule surrounding the implanted lens, so-called 'posterior lens capsule opacification'. Growth of natural lens cells remaining after the natural lens was removed may be the cause, and the younger the patient, the greater the chance of this occurring. Management involves cutting a small, circular area in the posterior capsule with targeted beams of energy from a laser, called Nd:YAG laser capsulotomy, after the type of laser used. The laser can be aimed very accurately, and the small part of the capsule which is cut falls harmlessly to the bottom of the inside of the eye. This procedure leaves sufficient capsule to hold the lens in place, but removes enough to allow light to pass directly through to the retina. Serious side effects are rare.  Posterior capsular opacification is common and occurs following up to one in four operations, but these rates are decreasing following the introduction of modern intraocular lenses together with a better understanding of the causes.