Zaffater Eye Center is excited to offer Laser vitreolysis, also known as laser floater removal, uses an ophthalmic laser to vaporize vitreous strands and opacities. It does not have the risks of infection, bleeding, or retinal detachment that come with vitrectomy.
During laser vitreolysis, a YAG laser emits short, small bursts of energy. This energy converts the floaters into a gas which is then resorbed into the eye.
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.