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Has anyone done vitrectomy to get rid of floaters? How much risk is there for 60 yo patient?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Rarely
Vitrectomy is in fact a big deal with risk to vision and the future health of the eyes.
It is not undertaken lightly. Most floaters one can live with. A few vitrectomies have been done for extensive floaters that interfere with eye function. I would not advise it for annoying floaters that do not threaten vision.

In brief: Rarely
Vitrectomy is in fact a big deal with risk to vision and the future health of the eyes.
It is not undertaken lightly. Most floaters one can live with. A few vitrectomies have been done for extensive floaters that interfere with eye function. I would not advise it for annoying floaters that do not threaten vision.
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