What is a floater?
Eye Floaters are small pieces of debris that float in the eye's vitreous. The debris casts visual shadows that may look like specs or webs that float around in your eyes. Floaters are most commonly caused by age-related changes in the jelly-like substance inside your eye, known as the vitreous. Although floaters are not sight threatening, floaters can affect quality of vision and disrupt your ability to perform your daily activities.
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Floater Treatment (Vitreolysis)
Chu Vision Institute now offers laser floater treatment, also known as vitreolysis. Vitreolysis involves the application of nanosecond pulses of laser light to evaporate the floaters. This revolutionary procedure can reduce or eliminate the visual disturbance caused by floaters. Laser floater removal is an outpatient procedure that takes about 30 minutes and is performed comfortably with mild topical anesthesia.