Lots of floaters? You may not have to put up with them.
Laser option can restore a clearer field of vision
Floaters: shadows on the retina
Vitreous gel fills the eye and gives it that round shape. It also presses against the retina and attaches to the surface of the retina. With age, the gel can develop undissolved bits that float around and cast shadows on the retina. This is what you see as floaters.
Floaters are most noticeable when you look at a pale, flat field of color such as a computer screen, a page of paper, or the sky. They don’t hurt, and they generally aren’t dangerous, but they can be bothersome.
Options for treating floaters
Dr. Siepser can use a precise laser to pinpoint and break up or vaporize floaters. Within a few days, the field of vision is much clearer and generally improve over 3 months.
If floaters are an annoyance, find out whether you’re a candidate for this procedure and schedule your visit now.
Floaters Quick Facts
• Floaters are those spots and cobwebs that “float” around in your field of vision.
• What you’re seeing is shadows cast on the retina by tiny bits of your eye’s vitreous gel.
• They’re not painful, and not generally a cause for alarm.
• Dr. Siepser can treat bothersome floaters with a laser that breaks them apart or vaporizes them.