Floaters or floaters are those annoying floaters that appear in his sight continuously. They are more visible when we look at a clear background and well lit.. They are usually mobile and can be located in the visual axis, causing visual inability to perform visual tasks where precision is required, as is the case of near vision.
Causes of floaters
Floaters are produced by a shadow cast by the vitreous gel on the patient's retina. With age, this gel undergoes degeneration as condensations (syneresis) and gaps (Synchysis); to this must be added in many cases posterior vitreous detachment, causing the patient's symptoms as floaters (floaters).
Treatment of floaters
Today, there is a non - invasive (non - surgical) visual solution for this annoying problem.
Classically, ophthalmologists have explained to our patients who have two alternatives:
- Vitreoretinal surgery risk, called a vitrectomy
- Learning to live with them and wait for moving the visual axis.
These options have joined two more:
- Enzymatic vitreolysis
- Vitreolysis laser, which is the technique used for the treatment of floaters.
There are reports that indicate 90% of patients with these symptoms can be treated and they get a full or partial improvement in 80% of cases.
It is obviously a very precise treatment but is not without complications; You can have side effects, such as a cataract, increased intraocular pressure, macular edema ...
Analyzing published 1,500 consecutive case series demonstrated that the incidence of these complications is absolutely outstanding. It has not documented any cases of retinal detachment in these publications. We believe, therefore, that is a very safe procedure based on scientific literature analyzed.
If you have floaters should be thoroughly explored by the specialist in Ophthalmology. This will assess the state of the macula, the peripheral retina, the state and its classification of posterior vitreous detachment, as well as the type and location of floaters. We can safely treat all those opacities that are 3 mm. retinal and 4 mm. lens.
Vitreolysis laser for the treatment of floaters
The laser technique is to issue a vitreolysis impacts Ellex laser Ultra Q SLR, focused exactly on the glass opacity. The temperature rose to 4000 ° focal Centigrade and vaporize the vitreous tissue, forming gas bubbles. In less than 12 hours the patient experiences a great improvement in their symptoms and a clearer vision. All this in a painless procedure lasting 30 minutes without having to go through surgery.
You may in some cases be necessary to repeat the procedure for getting eliminate or reduce the patient's symptoms.
If you have floaters not hesitate to come to our clinic, we can help lower your perception of floaters by 80-90%, improving their quality of life.