Concurrent Pathological Floaters & Cataract Surgery
In the case of concurrent pathological floaters, Cataract removal may be done with vitrectomy to remove any severe floaters.
Floaters are a common complaint many eye specialists receive. They are often described as tiny grey, black or translucent dots that sometimes may appear in our vision. Floaters are caused by the parts of the vitreous that fills the interior of the eye. When light passes through the vitreous, the more condensed parts of the vitreous may block light and cast a shadow, hence the grey or black appearance when observed.
Floaters are usually harmless in nature, but in some cases, can be a symptom caused by a variety of conditions that are more serious in nature, such as age-related macular degeneration or retinal tears. You should seek an opinion from your eye specialist if you notice the appearance of new eye floaters suddenly and if they pose an obstruction to visual performance and quality of life.
At Asia Retina, treatment for floaters can be combined with cataract surgery to remove troubling floaters. Treatment procedures for floaters can be non-invasive, using special laser treatments to break up the floater within the vitreous. Other options will include micro-surgery to remove the offending floater(s).