Floaters are small specks, dots, circles, lines or cobwebs in you field of vision. Floaters are tiny clumps of gel or cells inside the vitreous that fill your eye. What you see are shadows these clumps cast on your retina. Laser treatment available for some floaters. Your physician will evaluate them in a dilated eye exam.
SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty) is a simple, yet highly effective light -based procedure that reduces intraocular pressure in the treatment of glaucoma. It is performed in the office and typically takes no more than 5 minutes. SLT uses short pulses of low-energy light to target the melanin, or pigment, in specific cells of the affected eye. In response, the body’s natural healing mechanisms go to work to rebuild these cells. This rebuilding process improves drainage and lowers intraocular pressure. The surrounding, non-pigmented cells- as well as the rest of the eye structure- are untouched and undamaged.
Posterior capsulotomy is a laser surgery you might need sometime after cataract surgery. It helps you see clearly if your vision becomes cloudy again. When you have cataract surgery, your ophthalmologist removes your eye’s cloudy lens. They replace it with a clear, artificial intraocular lens (IOL). The IOL is held in place in the eye’s natural lens capsule. Weeks, months or years later, this capsule can become cloudy or wrinkled, causing blurry vision. With posterior capsulotomy, a laser is used to make an opening in the cloudy capsule. This allows light to pass through again for clear vision.