Sometimes, floaters can cause a significant disturbance to vision. In these cases, a 20-60 minute, in-office procedure, known as Laser Vitreolysis, can help to dissolve the floaters and reduce their annoying effect on vision. Before the procedure, your Ophthalmologist will apply eye drops and a specially designed contact lens. The floaters will be targeted with energy laser pulses. With each pulse, the laser evaporates the floaters into gas bubbles which absorb into the vitreous gel. Immediately after treatment, you may see some dark specs in the lower area of your vision. Some patients may experience mild discomfort, redness, or temporarily blurred vision for a short time after treatment Although there are no serious complications after surgery, there may be a temporary rise in eye pressure. You should be aware, that it may not be possible to remove all floaters. However, the floaters will be significantly less noticeable in your vision. Your Ophthalmologist will prescribe drops to reduce inflammation and eye pressure. If you have recently been diagnosed with a posterior vitreous detachment, treatment of floaters is not recommended for several months. If you're frustrated with vitreous floaters, you should have a full ophthalmic examination in order to evaluate your suitability for Vitreolysis treatment.