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Laser Floater Removal

Eye floaters are tiny spots or lines that move around your field of vision. Floaters are actually parts of vitreous gel particles within the eye. While they aren’t typically harmful, they can be very annoying. One method to treat eye floaters is with YAG laser vitreolysis. During this short, pain-free procedure, our doctors use laser energy to vaporize the floaters to minimize or eliminate the vision disturbance. You may experience temporary dark spots in your vision – these are not leftover floaters but small gas bubbles that will go away. Most patients can resume normal activities immediately. We may recommend anti-inflammatory eye drops to aid in the healing process.

Note: if you have a significant amount of eye floaters with flashes of light, contact us immediately. This could signify a detached retina.

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