It goes without saying how vital of an organ your eyes are. As such, taking care of them should always be one of your top health priorities, whether through routine eye exams with Dr. Sondheimer or simple at-home tips like abiding by the 20-20-20 rule and making healthier lifestyle choices. However, as you’re likely well aware, in the realm of eye health, there are several issues one can encounter with their ever-important vision. One of the most common issues is the presence of eye floaters, which, when detrimental to your vision, will need a procedure called Laser Vitreolysis treatment.
Laser vitreolysis treatment isn’t always necessary to deal with these pesky eye floaters. However, if it ever does become a problem for you that requires treatment, it’s a good idea to know what the whole thing entails.
What Are Eye Floaters?
Eye floaters are small, drifting specks that typically only barely affect one’s vision. Though they are usually harmless and unintrusive, some people may have underlying issues such as retinal detachment or some other condition that increases the development of these floaters. However, it’s important to remember that eye floaters are natural, so seeing an odd one out occasionally shouldn’t cause you to panic.
How Does Laser Vitreolysis Treatment Help?
To put it simply, laser vitreolysis treatment uses what is known as a YAG laser that works to break apart the floaters that are impeding your vision. The whole process is precise, minimally invasive, and can oftentimes be completed in as little as 15 minutes. Of course, depending on the number and general size of your eye floaters, this timeframe can increase or decrease.
Most importantly, laser vitreolysis treatment is considered a generally safe procedure when performed by a trained professional. As with any medical procedure, there may be some risks and side effects involved, but those will all be explained to you in full by your chosen eye doctor. Plus, there is minimal recovery time after a successful laser vitreolysis treatment, meaning you can get back to your day in relatively short order.
Find Treatment for Your Eye Floaters Today
If the eye floaters hanging around your vision have begun to affect it negatively, be sure to reach out to Dr. Stuart Sondheimer today at 847-677-2794 to schedule your appointment. As one of the greater Chicago area’s top eye doctors, Dr. Sondheimer proudly serves Skokie, IL, and its surrounding areas.