If your vision is obstructed by floaters, our Staten Island and East Brunswick, New Jersey practices can treat you using a revolutionary new technique that is painless and non-invasive with a fast recovery time. These conditions, which the patient often perceives as moving shadows with or without quick bursts of light (called flashes), can adversely affect your quality of vision and your quality of life. Until now, many who suffer from floaters have been told that they had no choice but to live with them.
Vitreous is the jelly-like substance that fills the eye. It helps the eye maintain its shape and helps keep the retina in place. As we age, this jelly-like substance can begin to break up. This is a normal part of aging. Sometimes, this jelly can clump up and create a “floater”. These can often appear suddenly and be very alarming to patients. These floaters may or may not be accompanied by a flashing light sensation. Although this can be a harmless event, in some patients this is a sign that there is a tear or a detachment of the retina which is a medical emergency! Dr. Kung, a highly experienced retina specialist, can perform a thorough exam of the eye, and retina to determine if there is anything that needs to be urgently. In some cases, the issue can be treated right in the office using sophisticated laser technology.
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Dr. Kung provides advanced laser treatments that can clear your vision of floaters and, if necessary, repair a torn retina. By using an ultra-precise FDA-approved ophthalmic laser, Dr. Kung can focus physical energy on floaters, obliterating them to a density that no longer obstructs your vision. Depending upon your needs, the treatment may only take about 10 minutes. Once the floater has been eliminated, it will not reappear. However, if you find that some fragments continue to obstruct your vision, they can be eliminated in a follow-up visit. You can expect a full recovery within 24 hours of treatment. Laser treatment for floaters is not suitable for all patients. In some cases, surgical replacement of vitreous with a synthetic compound may be a better solution. Dr. Kung can help determine which treatment is best for you.
If your floaters are accompanied by flashes of light, and a torn retina is determined to be the cause, Dr.Kung can use another advanced technique called photocoagulation. Using a laser, Dr. Kung can weld the retina back into place. Using thermal energy, Dr. Kung applies the laser to the retina to create tiny burns. These burns form scars that secure the retina in place. Recovery time varies from patient to patient but can take several months. During your consultation with Dr. Kung, he can provide you with the estimated recovery time in your specific case.
In the past, patients around the world have had to simply accept the fact that their vision is permanently hindered by floaters. However, revolutionary laser treatments are giving many patients that suffer from this annoying condition a new lease on life; within minutes, irritating floaters can be painlessly eliminated. If you are experiencing floaters with or without flashers, the doctors at Kung Eye Center can conduct a thorough examination to determine your needs and the best treatment approach. To learn more about our treatments, please contact us today.