Ophthalmology in China ›› 2014, Vol. 23 ›› Issue (6): 369-370.doi: 10.13281/j.cnki.issn.1004-4469.2014.06.003

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Is it necessary for treatment of vitreous floaters with neodymium YAG laser?

ZHANG Feng, TIAN Bei, SHI Xue-hui   

  1. Beijing Tongren Eye Centre, Beijing Key Laboratory of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Beijing Tongren Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100730, China
  • Received:2014-09-22 Online:2014-11-25 Published:2014-12-01
  • Contact: ZHANG Feng, Email: zhang-feng@medmail.com.cn E-mail:zhang-feng@medmail.com.cn

Abstract: YAG laser vitreolysis for vitreous Weiss ring is a therapy to smash the Weiss ring using the gasification of the YAG laser in order to eliminate the symptoms of the spotted vision. The therapy was developed in the 1990s. Some evidences showed its validity, and its complications as well. In current, there are certains of the controversies on its application on the clinic. In the current periodical we published a relative original article, the results can be referenced by the readers. In the curent article, three experimental ophthalmologists state thier own views to discuss if it is necessary for treatment of vitreous floaters with neodymium YAG laser.

Key words: laser vitreolysis, Weiss ring