What is laser vitrolysis and how can it improve one’s vision?

Patients in Skokie, IL who are experiencing spots or strings in their line of vision that follow their eye direction may be dealing with a condition known as “floaters.” Floaters are caused by the bunching and collecting of vitreous fluid that is present in the eyes. This can cause specks, spots, lines, and strings to intrude one’s vision. In the past, doctors were unable to do anything about floaters, deeming them as inconveniences that had no impact on eye health or vision. However, with continued advances in medical technology, patients now have a way to treat these floaters with laser therapies.

What is laser vitrolysis?

Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer of Skokie, IL is pleased to use laser technology as an approach to treating floaters in one’s field of vision. Using laser light directed into the eyes, these areas of clumping vitreous fluid can be broken down to essentially “vaporize” them and treat them completely. Laser vitrolysis is completely safe and is incredibly effective at addressing large and bothersome floaters that may be impacting one’s vision.

Who is a candidate for laser vitrolysis?

To determine candidacy for this and other treatments available with Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer, patients should schedule a consultation appointment with their eye doctor to get a proper diagnosis. Once patients understand their diagnosis and are interested in reducing the visibility of these floaters, they can then undergo a full examination to decide if they are a good fit. Most patients find that they adjust the presence of floaters in their vision over time and that it does not impact their vision much at all. For others, the spots and flecks may be bothersome enough to consider laser treatment to reduce their severity and provide an effective solution.

Are floaters in your field of vision becoming bothersome?

Dr. Stuart P. Sondheimer and his team provide laser vitrolysis to help aid in the reduction of floaters within one’s line of vision. Our professionals, located at 9150 Crawford Avenue, Ste. 201, are here to assist. Call the office in Skokie, IL at (847) 677-2794 and get started learning more about laser vitrolysis for your floaters!

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