Floaters after Femtosecond laser lasik eye surgery

Kurt Yaeger with Lasik Surgeon Dr Rajesh Khanna
Actor Kurt Yaeger with Lasik Surgeon Dr Rajesh Khanna

Many people in Los Angeles complain about floaters. Hollywood Lasik Surgeon says that these floaters can be bothersome. Does lasik eye surgery done with intralase or other femtosecond lasers induce these floaters ? This question was posed by French ophthalmologists Gavrilov, MD and Dr. Borderie. They did ultrasound B scans after lasik eye surgery performed in Paris, France. They performed this test on 31 eyes of 18 patients.

They wanted to see if they could pick up a low echogenic membrane partially or completely separated from the retina. This is termed as posterior vitreous detachment. It is different than Retinal Detachment.

They found the incidence of Floaters after Femtosecond laser lasik eye surgery is the same as that of floaters after microkeratome lasik eye surgery. There is less vacuum used in femtosecond laser to stabilize the eye. It still may cause floaters.

Floaters after Femtosecond laser lasik eye surgery may occur and you should be aware of that. You should discuss all side effects with a knowledgeable lasik eye surgeon.

By Rajesh Khanna, MD

Written by Rajesh Khanna, MD

Los Angeles Lasik Surgeon Rajesh Khanna MD is a recognized pioneer in Presbyopic Implants for correction of aging eyes. He has popularized Cornea Cross Linking and Intacs forKeratoconus. He is an Expert Cataract, Pterygium Eye Surgeon, A Cornea Specialist he performs Laser Corneal Transplants, DMEK, DSEK and DALK. Rajesh Khanna MD is a well known medical writer. He has published the bestseller "The miracle of Pi in Eye".He is also a columnist for the newspaper Acorn. Dr.Khanna also hosts "Medical Magic". In his spare time he hikes with his family and German Shepard or does yoga. He also plays field hockey and loves swimming.