Known as Laser vitreolysis, this procedure utilizes a YAG laser to vaporize and cut the proteins that compose the eye floater.
This is often an outpatient process that is completed in less than an hour. There are currently very few specialists who perform this surgery as it\’s somewhat risky and complicated.
When visiting the specialist, acquire information first. The doctor should answer all your inquiries and supply statistical information to give you a likely prediction of the outcome. A good examination will determine whether you are a candidate for surgery. This is done with a blood test and other in-office examinations.
Once the surgery is scheduled, you\’ll be given a booklet with pre-surgery instructions. You should have enough rest and abstain from any unhealthy activities for at least a couple of days before surgery.
The procedure is very short, lasting from twenty minutes to an hour. The patient\’s pupils are dilated using special eye drops. Subsequently, the doctor uses a YAG laser to evaporate and cut the floaters one by one.
Although many doctors claim that removing eye floaters with a laser carries fewer than a 2% risk, many studies have conclusively determined that the risk of a complication is much higher. During actual surgery, the highest risk you\’re taking is having a retinal detachment which can occur if the doctor inadvertently harms your retina. The risk is 2%.
The real risk is post-surgery, as up to 50% of patients develop an eye condition associated with the laser surgery.
What to Expect?
This surgery very seldom removes eye floaters entirely. Instead, only about 5% of patients notice \”extraordinary improvement\” after the operation. Another 50% notice some improvement and 40% see about the same quantity of floaters. The other 5% actually sees more floaters after the surgery.
The cost of this procedure ranges from $4,000 to $12,000. There are very few doctors performing this procedure in North America.
Although this procedure might be tempting, we don\’t recommend it. The possible complications far outweigh the remote chance of full eye floaters removal. This surgery should only be used when eye floaters interfere with your daily activities. We recommend the Eye Floaters Solution for removing your eye floaters naturally and without risk.