Healthy Vision Institute

Comprehensive Guide to Floater Removal

Understanding Your Options

Are you seeing small black dots or squiggly lines in your vision? These visual disturbances, known as eye floaters, are common and often increase with age. While they're usually harmless, they can be bothersome or a sign of underlying issues. Our comprehensive guide explores the safest and most effective floater removal techniques, including vitrectomy and laser floater removal, to help you see clearly and improve your eye health. 

What Are Eye Floaters?

Eye floaters are tiny spots, lines, or shapes that drift through your field of vision. They are especially noticeable when you look at something bright, like the sky or a white wall. While mostly a nuisance, understanding when and how to treat them is crucial for your visual comfort and health. 

Treating Eye Floaters: When is it Necessary?

Most floaters are benign and don't require treatment. However, if you experience a sudden increase in floaters, especially with flashes of light, it might indicate a more serious condition, and you should seek immediate medical attention. For those whose daily life is impacted by floaters, removal options are available. 

What Are Eye Floaters

Vitrectomy

A Surgical Solution for Floater Removal 

Understanding Vitrectomy

Vitrectomy is a highly effective surgical option for removing floaters from the eye. It involves removing the vitreous humor, the clear gel-like substance in the eye, and replacing it with a solution to maintain the eye’s shape. This procedure not only removes floaters but also can prevent future occurrences. 

Recovery and Considerations

While vitrectomy has a high success rate, it’s crucial to understand the recovery process and potential risks. Recovery may take several weeks, and like all surgeries, it comes with certain risks, which your ophthalmologist will discuss with you. 

Vitrectomy

Laser Vitreolysis – A Non-Invasive Alternative

How Laser Floater Removal Works

Laser floater removal, or laser vitreolysis, uses laser energy to break up and vaporize clumps of collagen inside the vitreous humor. This non-invasive procedure is quick, taking about 20 minutes, and is known for its precision and safety. Most patients experience immediate improvement in their vision with minimal discomfort. 

Benefits and Safety

The precision of modern laser technology ensures an excellent safety profile. Most patients can return to their normal activities immediately after the procedure, making it a convenient option for those with busy lifestyles. 

How Laser Floater Removal Works
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Dr. James Powers
Vitreoretinal Surgeon

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While eye floaters are generally more annoying than harmful, understanding your treatment options is essential for maintaining clear vision and eye health. Whether you opt for a surgical approach with vitrectomy or a non-invasive method like laser vitreolysis, knowing what to expect and consulting with a professional can lead to the best outcomes for your specific situation. Don't let floaters cloud your vision—explore your options and take the first step towards clearer sight today. 

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Speciality Areas

Glaucoma Treatment

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What Causes Glaucoma?

Glaucoma is characterized by damage to the optic nerve, which is responsible for transmitting visual information from the eye to the brain.
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Senior Eye Care

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Personalized Care to Enhance Vision and Quality of Life

Our specialized eye care services cater to the unique needs of seniors, addressing age-related eye conditions such as cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, dry eye, retinopathy, and more.
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Floater Removal

REGAIN CLEAR VISION WITH FAST AND EFFECTIVE SAME DAY FLOATER REMOVAL SERVICES AT HEALTHY VISION INSTITUTE

What Are Floaters

Floaters in the eye are tiny specks or spots that appear in your field of vision. They may appear as small, dark, shadowy shapes, or as transparent, threadlike strands that drift across your vision.
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Dry Eye Treatment

ALLEVIATING DISCOMFORT AND RESTORING EYE HEALTH

Personalized Care to Enhance Vision and Quality of Life

We understand the impact that dry eye syndrome can have on your daily life. The burning, stinging, and constant irritation can make simple tasks challenging and affect your overall well-being.
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Diabetic Retinopathy

ADVANCED SOLUTIONS FOR MANAGING AND PRESERVING VISION

Comprehensive Diabetic Retinopathy Treatment by Leading Ophthalmologists

We offer advanced and comprehensive diabetic retinopathy treatment to effectively manage this sight-threatening condition.
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Cataract Surgery

REGAINING CLARITY AND VISUAL FREEDOM

Early Intervention is Essential

Recognizing the signs of cataracts and seeking early intervention is key to preserving your visual health. If you’re experiencing symptoms such as blurred vision, sensitivity to light, or difficulty seeing at night, it may be time to consider cataract surgery.
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Macular Degeneration Treatment/Care

EXPERT CARE AND ADVANCED TREATMENTS

Comprehensive Macular Degeneration Treatment

We provide comprehensive and personalized macular degeneration treatment options.
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Diabetic Eye Care

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How Diabetes affects your eyes

Unfortunately people’s eyes are extremely sensitive to the effects of diabetes. Due to this, diabetics are prone to glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, early onset macular degeneration, early onset cataracts, and much more.
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"My family member is a patient of Healthy Vision Institute. And, has been for nearly two decades. It is a Blessing to have a facility and staff as dedicated as this one. Thank you!"

Mandy M.

“I love this place because I love coming and seeing my mom, but the doctors here are absolutely amazing in what they do for people who are losing their eyesight due to diabetes, macular degeneration and RVO. The doctors have steady hands & wonderful personalities. So you are always in good hands at healthy Vision Institute.”

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"Wonderful doctor and staff. Very professional and caring. I'm happy I found a great place to have my eyes taken care of. Recommend highly.”

Just Listen to Our Happy Customers Living A Brighter and Clearer Life Today Because Of Our Physicians

"My family member is a patient of Healthy Vision Institute. And, has been for nearly two decades. It is a Blessing to have a facility and staff as dedicated as this one. Thank you!"

Katherine R.

“I love this place because I love coming and seeing my mom, but the doctors here are absolutely amazing in what they do for people who are losing their eyesight due to diabetes, macular degeneration and RVO. The doctors have steady hands & wonderful personalities. So you are always in good hands at healthy Vision Institute.”

Mandy M.

"Wonderful doctor and staff. Very professional and caring. I'm happy I found a great place to have my eyes taken care of. Recommend highly.”

Donna K.
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New Port Richey

5413 U.S. Highway 19
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Clearwater

2565 Enterprise Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33763

Saint Petersburg

603 7th St South
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701

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WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR

New Port Richey

5413 U.S. Highway 19
New Port Richey, FL 34652

Clearwater

2565 Enterprise Rd.
Clearwater, FL 33763

Saint Petersburg

603 7th St South
Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701

Opening Hours

Mon-Fri: 6am-10pm
Sat-Sun: 8am-2pm

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Phone: (727) 738-5900
Fax: (727) 738-5740