Don’t Let Floaters Cloud Your Vision
There may be times when you’re looking at the sky or a blank wall and notice little shapes floating in front of you. They’re not quite clear—almost like little bits of dust stuck on a camera lens. You try to blink them away, but they’re still there. These are called floaters. They are very common and typically do not require treatment. However, floaters can increase in number and size, which can then lead to disruptions in your vision. But seeing spots does not have to be your norm.
What Are Floaters?
Floaters are small pieces of debris that float in a gel-like fluid in your eye called the vitreous humor. This debris casts shadows on the retina (the light-sensitive tissue layer at the back of the eye) and appear as spots or shadows that float across your field of vision. There are 3 main types of floaters.
Different types of floaters
Restoring Clear, Spot-Free Vision
When the quality of your vision begins to put limitations on your daily activities and overall enjoyment in life, it may be time to treat floaters. Wilmington Eye is excited to be one of the few practices in the entire state of North Carolina to offer Laser Floater Treatment, or LFT. Also known as laser vitreolysis, Laser Floater Treatment is a minimally invasive, in-office procedure that can reduce and even eliminate floaters, providing you with improvements to your overall vision in just 20 – 60 minutes per treatment session. Please keep in mind that some floaters may require multiple sessions. Dr. Gregory Johnson, our board-certified ophthalmologist and floaters expert, works with each individual patient to develop a custom treatment plan that works around your lifestyle and vision needs.