Don’t Let Floaters Cloud Your Vision.
Laser Floater Treatment (LFT)
Floaters are small pieces of debris that float in the eye’s vitreous humor (the clear gel that fills the space between the lens and the retina). This debris casts shadows onto the retina, it’s these shadows that you are seeing “floating” across your field of vision.
Laser Floater Treatment is a non-invasive procedure that can significantly reduce the visual disturbance caused by “floaters”. LFT uses nanosecond pulses of laser light to evaporate floaters. During the LFT the floater’s collagen and hyaluronic molecules are converted into a gas resulting in the elimination or minimization of the floater. With LFT there is no downtime, so you are able to return to normal day-to-day activities right after treatment without the hassle of visual floaters.
LFT is performed as an outpatient procedure, no hospital stay required. Prior to your treatment, Dr. Rudd will administer eye drops to provide a mild anesthesia. A contact lens will then be placed on your eye, with the laser light delivered through a specially designed microscope.
During LFT, you will likely observe small, dark specks/shadows – signaling that the floaters are being evaporated into small gas bubbles. These gas bubbles quickly dissolve and resorb into the vitreous.
Each treatment session lasts about 20-60 minutes and most patients will need to undergo two treatment sessions, sometimes three, in order to achieve a satisfactory result.