2014-07: SLO-imaging for quantifying the efficacy of Nd:YAG-laser vitreolysis for disturbing vitreous floaters
Presently, pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) is the standard treatment for floaters causing serious complaints; patient satisfaction is high. However, many ophthalmologists are somewhat reluctant to operate on eyes with normal (or hardly reduced) VA due to the risk of complications. An alternative treatment, the Nd:YAG laser, has a better safety profile than PPV but appears to be only moderately efficacious. A generally accepted test to quantify complaints may help to develop a preferred practice pattern for vitreous floaters. The efficacy of quantification of vitreous floaters, as captured by SLO-imaging technique, will be determined.