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Laser vitreolysis

Although they are not painful, eye floaters can be very annoying. Visual disturbances can manifest themselves in various forms, such as cobwebs, clouds, dots or lines in the field of vision. The appearance of floaters is caused by the liquefaction of the vitreous, which occurs with aging.

An eye examination is required to determine if treatment can help reduce the floaters that you see.

Vitreolysis is a rapid and specific treatment aimed at mitigating the visual disturbances caused by floaters. This treatment is painless and non-invasive. Vitreolysis is performed using an Nd:YAG* laser. The laser allows photodisruption of the floaters to occur, reducing their size so that they interfere less with your vision

* This laser is currently used for capsulotomies and iridotomies, among other things.

Vitreolysis is indicated for floaters:


• associatedwithposteriorvitreousdetachment

• occupying the centre of the vitreous body. 

Click here to open an explanatory pamphlet on this diagnostic procedure. 

Dr. Robert Lepage

Dr. Robert Lepage

Dr. Lepage holds a B.A. in music from McGill University and a Master’s degree in biomedical science and a Ph.D. in ophthalmology from the Université de Montréal.

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