- Posted on: Jan 11 2019
Are you annoyed by “floaters”? Many people are, especially those over the age of 50. Floaters are particles that are suspended in the vitreous gel of the eye. They can vary in size, shape, and position. It is not unusual for floaters to “come and go.” For many years your eye doctor would tell you there is no treatment available for this “harmless” condition and that “you just have to live with them.”
Well, help has arrived! Here at LOC we have acquired a laser that can reduce or eliminate these annoying floaters. Many people have benefited from this procedure known as “laser floater treatment” (LFT) or Vitreolysis, experiencing improved vision and quality of life. Not everybody is a candidate for this procedure and only certain types of floaters qualify. If you’re over the age of 50 and have recently developed floaters you are probably a good candidate for LFT. Please watch the video below for a visualization of how floaters affect your vision.
LFT is performed in office and is painless. The procedure usually takes anywhere from 10-30 minutes. Sometimes it has to be repeated 1-2 months later. This is not a covered procedure by your health insurance but most people feel it is well worth the expense to eliminate this annoyance.
If you’re interested in having your floaters evaluated for potential LFT we will be happy to schedule an appointment. Again, not all floaters qualify for LFT and only through a dilated eye exam will we be able to determine this. Please watch the video below for an animated demonstration of LFT.
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