What is laser vitreolysis?

copy of istock 477998081 2 Patients who have floaters in their field of vision often adjust to them. Floaters are often caused by clumps of tissues that form within the fluid of the eye, known as the vitreous fluid. When light enters the eye and is reflected from the retina, patients will notice lines, spots, and “strings” in their field of vision, particularly in high light situations. These tissues are known as floaters, and are completely harmless. However, they may become bothersome, especially if they are large or severe. This is when Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer of Skokie, Illinois may recommend laser vitreolysis.

What is laser vitreolysis?

Laser vitreolysis is an effective treatment for floaters. This pain-free, simple, non-invasive procedure is performed using a specialized laser that penetrates into the gel of the eye and breaks down large floaters. The treatment takes less than an hour and effective addresses this condition when it becomes bothersome.

How many treatments do I need?

Most patients will benefit greatly from a single treatment, but extremely large floaters may require two sessions to eradicate.

Who is a candidate?

Any patient who is bothered by large floaters in their field of vision is encouraged to ask our providers about the benefits of treatments such as laser vitreolysis. Our team will assess a patient during an initial consultation appointment and evaluation to determine if this procedure is advantageous to them. Those who undergo treatment are often extremely satisfied with the results and are no longer burdened by the floaters present in their field of vision.

Schedule an appointment with Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer to learn more about laser vitreolysis

If you are struggling with the formation of floaters within your field of vision, it may be time to seek effective treatment with a professional. Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer and his team are committed to helping patients with their vision and eye health, and continues to provide laser vitreolysis as a solution for men and women with excessive or large floaters in the vitreous fluid of the eye. Skokie, IL area patients can call the office at (847) 677-2794 and speak to our team about laser treatment at the practice, conveniently located at 9150 Crawford Avenue, Suite #201.

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