Vitrectomy for floaters | VMR Institute Huntington Beach, CA 92647Floaters are a common cause of disturbed vision. Floaters may decrease your vision or reduce your contrast sensitivity. Fortunately, there is a floaters treatment in California available today.

There are several causes for floaters. In most cases floaters are not related to any eye disease. But only a thorough examination with our specialists can rule out disease related to the floaters.

Limited 25 gauge vitrectomy can be performed in about 10 minutes under local anesthesia to successfully remove your bothersome floaters.



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Floater Vitrectomy


At it’s 2016 annual meeting in Chicago, The American Academy of Ophthalmology invited Dr. Sebag to lecture on the approach to curing floaters at The VMR Institute for Vitreous Macula Retina.
On that day Dr. Sebag was interviewed by the American Society of Retina Specialists on the merits of limited (minimally invasive) vitrectomy surgery for curing vitreous floaters.

In this 8 minute interview Dr. Sebag discusses new developments in advanced testing to identify vitrectomy appropriate candidates for this surgical cure, as well as what makes this approach to vitrectomy better than any other vitreous floaters treatment.

Dr. Jerry Sebag, retina specialist from Huntington Beach, CA answers questions about vitrectomy for floaters. He discusses his unique method for objectively measuring visual changes from floaters and how they are improved with vitrectomy. Vision is often restored to “normal” in qualified patients.


What Are Floaters?

Floaters are opacities in the vitreous that appear as “hair-like,” “fly-Like” grey structures that move with eye movement and interfere with vision.

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Complications of Vitrectomy

Vitrectomy is a minimally-invasive procedure performed to remove eye floaters with minimal risks of infection or retinal detachment.

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Alternative Treatment for Floaters

At the present time there are no proven alternatives to performing a limited vitrectomy for clinically significant bothersome floaters.

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What Is Vitrectomy?

Vitrectomy is a minimally-invasive procedure performed to remove eye floaters without risks of infection or retinal detachment.

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Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Posterior vitreous detachment is separation of the back surface of the vitreous body–the gel that fills the center of the eye.

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Make an Appointment

To learn more about possible getting rid of your floaters, make an appointment at the VMR Institute and find out if you’re eligible for surgery.



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Recent Publications On Floater Vitrectomy

Floaters and the Quality of Life

Ultrasound-Based Quantification of Vitreous Floaters Correlates with Contrast Sensitivity and Quality of Life

Reassessing the Surgical Treatment of Floaters – Pars Plana Vitrectomy Remains the Safest and Best Approach

Vitreous Floaters and Vision: Current Concepts and Management Paradigms

Vitrectomy For Floaters – Prospective Efficacy Analyses and Retrospective Safety Profile

Floater Vitrectomy – Retinal Physician


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