YAG laser vitreolysis (floaters)
- Posted on: Jan 15 2020
At Shammas Eye Medical Center, Dr. H. John Shammas and his team can provide Southern California area patients with solutions for their vision health. When patients are bothered by large or numerous eye floaters in their line of vision, they may be unsure as to ways to treat this condition. Floaters are often not a problem for most patients, but for those who have more significant floaters, treatments with the YAG laser may be the best option for restoring clearer vision.
How is the YAG laser used on floaters?
Floaters can become problematic when they become large or numerous. They can impact one’s vision and become a bothersome issue. When patients are interested in treating their floaters, they are introduced to treatment using the YAG laser device. The YAG laser uses laser light at a specific frequency to not only break down the floaters present in the fluid of the eye, but change the remaining particles to a gas where they can be absorbed. The result? Vision without floaters!
Is YAG laser vitreolysis safe?
Absolutely! Dr. H. John Shammas and his team are serious about ensuring patients have access to treatments that can address not only floaters, but other vision concerns that can arise. His practice uses FDA-cleared devices and treatments that ensure results and effectiveness. Our team of professionals are always educating themselves on newer, more modern modalities of treatment available for patients in the community who are dealing with problems such as floaters. With laser therapies, many traditional treatments can become less invasive by incorporating in modern solutions.
Who is a candidate?
Any adult patient who has significant or large floaters in their line of vision will want to take the time to ask Dr. H. John Shammas about the benefits of YAG laser vitreolysis.
Learn more about laser treatment for floaters with Dr. H. John Shammas
At Shammas Eye Medical Center, we encourage patients in the Southern California area to connect with our team and learn about the treatment options available to them for this and other vision and eye health concerns. We accept new patients and families, and offer a wide selection of services under one roof!
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