Floaters Treatment in California

floaters treatment californiaFloaters are a common cause of disturbed vision by reducing  contrast sensitivity function. Fortunately, a cure is available.


There are several causes for floaters. In most cases floaters are not related to any eye disease. But only a thorough examination with our specialists can rule out disease related to the floaters.


Limited 25 gauge vitrectomy can be performed in about 10 minutes under local anesthesia to successfully remove your bothersome floaters.

Read about our successes with floater vitrectomy.

What Are Floaters?

Floaters are shadows created by opacities in the vitreous body. These images appear to “float” with head or eye movement because of vitreous displacement.

Alternative Treatment for Floaters

At the present time there are no proven alternatives to performing a limited vitrectomy for clinically significant bothersome floaters.

Posterior Vitreous Detachment

Posterior vitreous detachment is separation of the back surface of the vitreous body–the gel that fills the center of the eye. This is the most common cause of vitreous floaters, typically occurring in the 50’s, 60’s, or 70‘s of life.

What Is Vitrectomy?

Vitrectomy is a surgical procedure performed to remove vitreous floaters with minimal risks of complications.

Complications of Vitrectomy

Vitrectomy is a very common surgical procedure that has with minimal risks of infection or retinal detachment.

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Floater Vitrectomy

Videos | Dr. Sebag Discusses Floaters

On June 14, the Inaugural Robert Machemer Lecture of the European Society of Ophthalmology was delivered in Nice, France by VMR’s founding director, Dr. Sebag. Paying homage to Dr. Machemer’s revolutionary invention of vitrectomy in the 1970s, Dr. Sebag‘s lecture was entitled “Vitrectomy for Vision Degrading Myodesopsia” during which he shared with the world new concepts of how vitreous floaters can negatively impact vision and how a modified version of Dr. Machemer’s operation cures the condition and improves quality-of-life.

At it’s 2016 annual meeting in Chicago, The American Academy of Ophthalmology invited Dr. Sebag to lecture on the approach to curing floaters at The VMR Institute for Vitreous Macula Retina.
On that day Dr. Sebag was interviewed by the American Society of Retina Specialists on the merits of limited (minimally invasive) vitrectomy surgery for curing vitreous floaters.

In this 8 minute interview Dr. Sebag discusses new developments in advanced testing to identify vitrectomy appropriate candidates for this surgical cure, as well as what makes this approach to vitrectomy better than any other vitreous floaters treatment.

Dr. Jerry Sebag, retina specialist from Huntington Beach, CA answers questions about vitrectomy for floaters. He discusses his unique method for objectively measuring visual changes from floaters and how they are improved with vitrectomy. Vision is often restored to “normal” in qualified patients.

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