Since 1949by Dr. Lonnie Ness, Optometric PhysicianLASER TREATMENT FOR FLOATERSDue to age-related changes in the "vitreous" (the jelly-likesubstance that fills the eyeball), it begins to liquefy and pull awayfrom the eyeball's interior surface. As the vitreous shrinks andsags, clumps of cells called "floaters" become suspended in thevitreous. As these bits of debis block some of the light passingthrough the eye, they cast shadows on the retina that appearas floating specks. Normally, most people become accustomedto these dark specks in their field of vision. However, if floatersbecome distracting and bothersome, a laser procedure known asYAG vitreolysis" is available. This laser procedure is specificallydesigned to effectively vaporize floaters, and it carries a very lowcomplication rate."Vitrectomy," another procedure for treating floaters, involvespenetrating the interior of the eye with slender tools and removingdebris, and then refilling the eye with a saline solution that closelyresembles the vitreousHelping patients see since 1949, Valley Vision Clinic is a sixdoctor optometric physician group providing comprehensive eye-related services for the entire family. From eye exams, contactlenses, and a full service in-house Optical featuring the latest lensdesigns, eyewear and sunglasses, we provide current state of2the art service. For more information, find us on Facebook andat www.valleyvisionclinic.com.22 West Main Walla Walla 509-529-2020Fax 509-529-2115 Toll-Free 800-445-2021 valleyvisionclinic.com

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Since 1949 by Dr. Lonnie Ness, Optometric Physician LASER TREATMENT FOR FLOATERS Due to age-related changes in the "vitreous" (the jelly-like substance that fills the eyeball), it begins to liquefy and pull away from the eyeball's interior surface. As the vitreous shrinks and sags, clumps of cells called "floaters" become suspended in the vitreous. As these bits of debis block some of the light passing through the eye, they cast shadows on the retina that appear as floating specks. Normally, most people become accustomed to these dark specks in their field of vision. However, if floaters become distracting and bothersome, a laser procedure known as YAG vitreolysis" is available. This laser procedure is specifically designed to effectively vaporize floaters, and it carries a very low complication rate. "Vitrectomy," another procedure for treating floaters, involves penetrating the interior of the eye with slender tools and removing debris, and then refilling the eye with a saline solution that closely resembles the vitreous Helping patients see since 1949, Valley Vision Clinic is a six doctor optometric physician group providing comprehensive eye- related services for the entire family. From eye exams, contact lenses, and a full service in-house Optical featuring the latest lens designs, eyewear and sunglasses, we provide current state of 2the art service. For more information, find us on Facebook and at www.valleyvisionclinic.com. 22 West Main Walla Walla 509-529-2020 Fax 509-529-2115 Toll-Free 800-445-2021 valleyvisionclinic.com

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