Laser treatment may reduce eye floaters

Laser treatment may help dispel troublesome vitreous floaters in the ageing eye but more work is needed to rule out potentially catastrophic adverse effects, ophthalmologists say.

More than half of 36 people who underwent laser vitreolysis to produce photodisruption of the collagen-like specks showed significant improvement or resolution of symptoms after a single treatment, a US study found.

The study, conducted in people with Weiss ring-related vitreous floaters, found little improvement in a control cohort of 16 people who receiving sham laser vitreolysis.

“The current study revealed