Patients with “eye floaters” know exactly how problematic they can be. These strings and blobs may present in one’s line of vision and affect their ability to see, especially if they become more prominent and thicker. These masses can be addressed with specific treatment options available with Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer of Skokie, IL, including laser vitreolysis.
What Is Laser Vitreolysis?
Laser vitreolysis is a light-based treatment used to address eye floaters. Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer, an experienced ophthalmologist, is a leading expert in this innovative treatment option. If you are considering laser vitreolysis as a way to eliminate your eye floaters, here is some information on the procedure and how it works.
How Does Laser Vitreolysis Work at Treating Eye Floaters?
Laser vitreolysis is performed using a YAG laser to break up the protein deposits that can cause eye floaters. The laser energy creates cells called phagocytes that consume the damaged tissue. After treatment, patients will notice their eye floaters begin to clear up.
Is Laser Vitreolysis Painful?
Many patients who hear of laser eye treatment may fear pain and discomfort. However, the laser vitreolysis treatment is minimally invasive and often only requires a topical anesthetic to ensure that patients are comfortable during the procedure.
Is Laser Vitreolysis Safe?
Laser vitreolysis has been shown to be a very safe treatment option for eye floaters. The YAG laser used in this procedure is one of the most commonly used lasers for eye procedures and has a long track record of both success and safety. Patients should always consult with Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer to discuss potential risks or side effects associated with laser vitreolysis.
How Do I Request Laser Vitreolysis Treatment?
For laser vitreolysis to be effective, however, it must be performed by an experienced ophthalmologist who has been specifically trained in this advanced technique. Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer of Skokie, IL, has assisted thousands of patients over his 40-year career in treating this and other vision concerns. If you live in the community and want to work with our team of professionals to educate yourself further on your options for the treatment of eye floaters, call 847-677-2794 to request a consultation visit and initial evaluation.