Floaters are a common complaint from patients in the Skokie, IL area who are experiencing these imperfections that can impact their vision. In some cases, they can be extremely bothersome, especially if they are large or there are many floaters in one’s eyesight. While the condition is not harmful, it can become frustrating for some adult patients. At this point, Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer may suggest treatment using laser vitreolysis.


Laser vitreolysis is a special laser treatment that can be performed to address floaters in ones vision. With the use of laser light, Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer can essentially vaporize eye floaters in the vitreous fluid of the eye in an effective yet modern manner. This technology not only provides treatment of eye floaters, but can also reduce complications that may be associated with alternative treatments. Additionally, patients are often pleasantly surprised at the results of their treatment.

During laser vitreolysis, the doctor uses a special lens that is placed on the patient’s eye. Then, a YAG laser device is then centralized over the eye and emits a burst of laser light energy onto the floater. In addition to breaking up the floater into smaller pieces within the eye fluid, it also turns the remaining molecules of the floater into a gas to naturally be absorbed into the eye. This results in the reduction and even elimination of floaters.


Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer encourages patients to learn about the benefits of laser vitreolysis so they can make an educated decision about moving forward with this treatment. With continued advances in medicine, doctors can now greatly reduce risks of complications with laser treatments. Additionally, many laser treatments are far less invasive than traditional surgical means of treatment used in the past. Our practice uses laser devices that have been cleared by the FDA for safety and efficiency.


Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer of Skokie, IL is pleased to provide treatment for patients in and around the area who are interested in improving their eye health while addressing problems such as floaters. The practice is located at 9150 Crawford Avenue, Ste. 201.

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