The YAG (Yithrium, Aluminum, Garnet) laser emits an ultraviolet light beam. This laser is used frequently for a post cataract procedure known as a YAG capsulotomy. The YAG capsulotomy is not infrequently necessary to reduce the cloudiness sometimes experienced after cataract surgery. The YAG laser is available to the surgeons of Maryland Eye Associates in our Prince Frederick and Annapolis locations.
The Diode laser is a laser that emits focused light at a frequency of 532 nanometers. Using light of this frequency allows ophthalmic surgeons to correct a number of structural and medical problems for patients. Several procedures can be performed using this laser including; ALT (argon laser trabeculoplasty) the PI (peripheral iridotomy) (both procedures treat Glaucoma) and the PRP (panretinal photocoagulation) (used to treat Diabetic Retinopathy).