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Posted on 08-29-2017

Eliminate Floaters Using Laser From Our Las Vegas Ophthalmologist

At The Brimhall Eye Center, our Las Vegas ophthalmologist is committed to providing patients with the highest standard of eye and vision care. Proudly serving northwest Las Vegas at our North Durango location and southwest Vegas at our Tenaya location, you can always count on our team for the eye care services you need.


One of the many services we provide in our office is that of laser surgery for the treatment of eye floaters. If you suffer from annoying eye floaters, it's time to schedule a consultation with our team.

What Causes Eye Floaters in the First Place?

Eye floaters are caused when the vitreous jelly inside the eye shrinks; this gel-like substance can then become stringy, at which point the small fibers can become visible in your line of sight. Most often, people who have eye floaters notice them most when in a bright environment, whether it be outside or after looking at a computer/TV screen. 

For most people, eye floaters are annoying but temporary; they will go away on their own over time. It's also worth noting that eye floaters are completely harmless. Unfortunately, some people have excess eye floaters that are large enough to actually interfere with their vision. If this applies to you, then laser surgery may be your best option for treatment.

How Laser Surgery From Our Ophthalmology Team Can Help

Our ophthalmology team offers laser surgery for those with severe eye floaters in northwest and southwest Las Vegas. If you suffer from annoying eye floaters, begin by scheduling a consultation with our team. This will allow us to perform an evaluation of your eye health and determine whether or not you're a viable candidate for laser surgery. 

If you are a good candidate for laser surgery, the procedure itself is quite simple. It usually takes about 15 minutes and the downtime afterwards is minimal. Specifically, during laser surgery for eye floaters, we'll start by dilating your pupils before using a high-powered laser to break up floaters inside the eye. Next, a lens is used to filter out the laser light so as to protect your eyes and vision.

Most patients who have this procedure done report that they're immediately able to tell the difference and have no downtime between leaving The Brimhall Eye Center and returning to their everyday activities. Still, we always recommend that you have someone available to drive you home in the event that you experience any rare but mild and treatable complications.

Schedule a Consultation With Our Las Vegas Eye Doctor

If you're interested in finding out more about laser surgery for eye floaters or would like to schedule a consultation with our Las Vegas and Tenaya Way eye doctor, give The Brimhall Eye Center a call at (702) 263-2020. We look forward to meeting you and serving your eye care needs!

How would your life benefit without the annoyance of eye floaters?

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