8 benchmarks for YAG laser posterior capsulotomy in ASCs

The following is based on a benchmarking study from AAAHC on clinical findings for YAG laser posterior capsulotomy in the ASC based on data from 28 organizations that perform a combined total of 15,509 YAG laser posterior capsulotomy procedures annually.

The study was conducted between January and June 2017.

1. 94 percent of patients wait less than one month after scheduling YAG laser posterior capsulotomy surgery before undergoing the procedure.

2. 96 percent of patients are able to schedule their YAG laser posterior capsulotomy surgery at their desired time in the ASC.

3. 100 percent of patients resume daily living within a week of undergoing YAG laser posterior capsulotomy surgery.

4. 88 percent of patients reported improved vision after YAG laser posterior capsulotomy surgery in an ASC; 96 percent of patients reported that their physician rated their eyesight as better after the procedure.

5. 99.6 percent of patients say they're comfortable while undergoing YAG laser posterior capsulotomy surgery in the ASC and 98 percent are comfortable after discharge.

6. 98 percent of patients report they would recommend YAG laser posterior capsulotomy surgery after undergoing the procedure in an ASC.

7. Pre-procedure time is 42 minutes for YAG laser posterior capsulotomy surgeries.

8. Procedure time for YAG laser posterior capsulotomy surgeries in ASCs is two minutes.

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