In cases where floaters negatively affect a patient’s quality of vision, laser therapy (vitreolysis) and surgical treatment options are available.
Vitreolysis is a non-invasive, pain-free procedure that can eliminate the visual disturbance caused by floaters. During treatment, nanosecond pulses of laser light are used to evaporate the collagen and hyaluronin molecules within the floater, converting them to a gas. The end result is that the floater is removed and/or reduced in size, significantly improving quality of vision.
The surgical treatment of floaters involves removal of the vitreous humor and carries a significant risk of bleeding and infection. It can also result in cataract formation. Depending on your diagnosis, there are several forms of surgery available:
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Your ophthalmologist will be able to discuss these options with you in more detail.
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It’s Clear Skies Ahead
Video Interview with Con Moshegov, MD (Australia)
Also known as floater laser treatment, vitreolysis is a pain-free procedure that can eliminate the visual disturbance caused by floaters. It is performed in your ophthalmologist’s office and typically takes 20-60 minutes per treatment session. Watch this video interview with vitreolysis expert Dr. Con Moshegov, to learn more.
Don’t Let Eye Floaters Cloud Your Vision
Video Interview with Paul Singh, MD (USA)
If you suffer from vitreous strands and opacities (commonly referred to as “eye floaters”), then you are already familiar with the frustrating visual disturbance caused by these cobweb and cloud-like shadows. Vitreolysis is a non-invasive, pain-free procedure that can eliminate the visual disturbance caused by floaters. Watch the video interview with Dr. Paul Singh, MD, to learn more.