If you suffer from floaters then you are already familiar with the frustrating visual disturbance caused by these cobweb and cloud-like shadows.
Floaters are small pieces of debris that float in the eye’s vitreous humor (the jelly-like substance in the main chamber of the eye). This debris casts shadows onto the retina (the light-sensitive tissue layer at the back of the eye). If you have floaters, it is these shadows that you see floating across your field of vision.
Laser Floater Treatment is a minimally invasive, in-office procedure that can provide much-needed relief from floaters. It can also delay or obviate the need for invasive surgery. The goal of LFT is to achieve a “functional improvement”. That is, to allow you to resume eye normal day-to-day activities without the hindrance of floaters.
It is performed as an outpatient procedure in your ophthalmologist’s office; you do not need to stay overnight in a hospital. The procedure typically takes from 10-45 minutes to perform and you may require more than one treatment session in order to achieve a satisfactory result.
Most patients will experience an almost immediate improvement in visual function. As an added benefit, you will be able to return to normal day-to-day activities directly following treatment: there is no need for patches or anti-inflammatory drops.
If you or someone close to you suffers from floaters, be sure to explore all of your treatment options. Call us today at (813) 684-2211 to schedule a consultation to discuss how LFT might be right for you.