Floaters

Vitreous floaters are common and can degrade visual quality. A floater is formed in the millions of fine fibers that intertwine to form a gel substance which maintains the shape of the eye.

What are floaters in the eye?

Floaters are created from the natural fibers in the eye that form the gel fluid that support the eye in maintaining a round shape. The majority of the eye's interior is filled with vitreous, which is a gel-like substance to keep the eye healthy. There are millions of fine fibers, which make the eye, intertwined within the vitreous that are connected with the surface of the retina.

How are floaters treated?

YAG Laser Vitreolysis (vitreolysis) has proven to be a highly effective, outpatient-based procedure. The use of vitreolysis dates back to the eighties when Professor Aron Rosa, Paris, France, and Professor Franz Fankhauser, Berne, Switzerland, who were pioneers in the use of YAG lasers, published their success with vitreolysis.

This treatment involves the use of a nano-pulsed YAG laser to vaporize vitreous strands. This procedure has a low complication rate and has been providing a high degree of satisfaction to patients around the world. It's also recognized to have the potential to delay or remove the need for surgery.

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