Cataract surgery can be redone, most commonly after a problem occurs with the lens implant from the original procedure.

Cataract surgery entails removing the natural lens material and replacing it with an artificial lens implant designed to match the patient’s approximate prescription.  If there is a problem with the implant, such as damage, dislocation, or patient dissatisfaction, the surgeon can replace or reposition the implant.  Patients may also develop a ‘secondary cataract’ in the months or years following cataract surgery, which is a condition remedied with a painless, non-invasive laser procedure called a YAG capsulotomy.