Floaters are exactly what they sound like. They are clumps or strands that drift into our vision and can be both alarming and intriguing. Floaters appear within the eye’s vitreous and are usually not a sign for alarm. However, if your vision changes or the floaters are becoming overwhelming you may want to consider treatment. Miss Anna Grabowska offers floaters surgery in London, to treat and remove the problem.
Floaters appear in the eye’s vitreous and can affect your vision. The vitreous is a gel-like material, that sits between the lens and retina and as we age, it often changes and can develop problems. As the vitreous ages, it can lead to floaters. While most floaters are a natural consequence of ageing, they can occasionally be a symptom of a more significant eye problem.
A sudden influx of new floaters can be indicative of retinal detachment, a condition which needs immediate treatment.
In many cases, floaters disperse gradually, becoming less intrusive over time. However, in instances of persistent floaters that significantly hinder your vision and therefore quality of life, surgical intervention may be the best option. Often, vitrectomyis the best surgical solution for treating floaters.
Vitrectomy: Floaters Surgery in London
Vitrectomy, a surgical procedure that involves the removal of the vitreous through small incisions, can be the solution for a severe floaters problem. The vitreous is replaced with a gas bubble which holds the retina in place as the eye heals. The eye naturally produces fluid over time and absorbs the gas bubble.
Vitrectomy is usually a short surgery, lasting around one hour. Patients usually require a local anaesthetic they are awake. This is a day surgery, therefore the patient can usually go home an hour post-surgery.
If you are experiencing a sudden onset of floaters, flashing lights or a growing shadow, you must seek an urgent ophthalmological review. Your doctor will quickly be able to diagnose the correct condition and minimise the impact on your vision.
Booking Floaters Surgery in London
Miss Anna Grabowska is a highly experienced Vitreoretinal Surgeon in London. She has clinics in two London locations and patients can book privately to discuss their floaters and determine whether surgical intervention is appropriate.
To book privately with Miss Anna Grabowska and get to the bottom of your floaters, please get in touch today.