[Use of Nd:YAG laser in treatment of vitreous floaters]

Klin Oczna. 1998;100(3):155-7.
[Article in Polish]


The aim of the paper is to present results obtained after photodisruption of non-resorptive vitreous floaters by means of the Nd:YAG laser.

Material and methods: 10 patients were observed. The energy of a single exposition ranged from 3 mJ to 7 mJ, and the total energy needed to break the floaters from 56 mJ to 216 mJ. In all the patients the floaters got disrupted and were moving towards the periphery of the vitreous humour.

Results: Only 2 patients reported persistence of tiny clouds in the visual field. No complications were observed. It seems that the use of Nd:YAG laser can, in selected cases, be an effective method of treating floaters of the vitreous humour.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Eye Diseases / diagnostic imaging
  • Eye Diseases / surgery*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Treatment Outcome
  • Ultrasonography
  • Vitreous Body* / diagnostic imaging