How Soon Will Floaters Disappear After YAG Laser Treatment?

December 18, 2010

I had the YAG surgery a little over two months ago and the floaters are still annoying me.  I was told to give it some time.

How much time is reasonable and what, if anything, can be done to eliminate them?




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3 Responses to “How Soon Will Floaters Disappear After YAG Laser Treatment?”

  • Dr. Ari Weitzner

    prednisolone drops would be helpful if the floaters were due to inflammation. but inflammation is rare a few days after the laser, and the complaint from inflammation is usually pain/blurred vision, not floaters, so i humbly disagree with the prednisolone drops.

  • The floaters can persist over 1 year and even longer. Ask your doctor about “prednisolone” eye drops. But let the eye pressure be checked.

  • Dr. Ari Weitzner

    those floaters can last a lifetime, but more commonly 6 months. The YAG can be used again to treat the floaters if they really bother you. Speak with your ophthalmologist.