Vitrectomy for Vitreous Opacities
Surgery to remove vitreous opacities or symptomatic floaters is becoming more common; however, proper case selection is necessary. Surgery and its possible complications are not a good match in many cases. However, if the vitreous opacities affect reading, driving, or visual performance in general, vitrectomy surgery may be an appropriate solution. YAG laser photodisruption can be used as an alternative to surgical removal of floaters. However, there is very little scientific literature assessing the efficacy and complications of this technique, resulting in limited adoption.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.