Laser vitreolysis: treatment for floaters

¿Floaters? See laser treatment vitreolysis

Written by: Dr. Carlos Orduna Magán
Published: | Updated: 20/08/2018
Edited by: Anna Raventós Rodríguez

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).

vitreolysis laser

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.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Carlos Orduna Magán
Ophthalmology

Dr. Orduna is a recognized specialist ophthalmologist Refractive Surgery PRK, LASIK, FEMTOSECOND and ICL intraocular lens implantation; by micro-incision cataract surgery with implantation of multifocal intraocular lenses, trifocals and toric lenses; retina and vitreous. In the last 10 years the doctor has performed more than 50 specialized courses and clinical stays in hospitals of the country and Europe. Dr. Orduna has designed, developed and presented as co-author of the patent "system for the regulation of intraocular pressure in retinal-vitreous surgery." It also collaborates with NGOs.

He is medical director of the clinic that bears his name, which has more than 30 years of experience and more than 35,000 patients who have trusted her. It is an innovative center that always has the latest technology; for example, in 1980 the first they arranged Argon laser.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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