A 39-year-old member asked:
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has anyone ever had laser yag treatment for his eye floaters?

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Dr. Timothy Mountcastle
21 years experience Plastic Surgery
No: No im not familiar with this treatment.
Answered on Jul 7, 2012
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Unsure: There appears to be a doctor in virginia and one in florida. There has been a lot of talk about this proceedure over the past 10 years. Essentially you use a laser to break the floater in small pieces and hopefully it will not bother you or settle out of the way. Do internet search "yag laser for floaters". My opinion at this time - wait a year, and if still a "big" problem consider vitrectomy.
Answered on Apr 8, 2013

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Don't do it!: This is experimental and almost no ophthalmologists do this procedure. Floaters are a nuisance and do not need to be treated. Besides the yag laser ... Read More
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Yag : Yag lasers have been used safely for 10+ years for a multitude of surgical procedures.
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Dr. Harold Ballitch
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It depends: First of it depends on why you had a laser as your symptoms may be from your disease not your treatment, .
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