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S E P T E M B E R 2 0 1 7 • O U T PA T I E N TS U R G E R Y. N E T • 1 2 3 M any of today's eye surgeons are as skilled with the laser as they are with the scalpel, using a beam of light to pulverize floaters, create a channel within the eye to relieve intraocular pressure or treat diabetic macular edema. Here's a roundup of the latest laser plat- forms your surgeons can use to treat a host of eye ailments, starting with an oh-so-satisfying way to eliminate those pesky floaters. 1. YAG laser vitreolysis Using a YAG laser on eye floaters that drift through a patient's field of vision is safe and largely effective. It's also, well, kinda fun. "Like play- Exciting Advances in Ophthalmic Laser Therapy Taking a closer look at laser treatments for floaters, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and glaucoma. Daniel Cook Executive Editor • DIFFERENCE MAKER YAG laser vitreolysis treats floaters, a common complaint among eye patients, says ophthalmologist T. Hunter Newsom, MD, of Newsom Eye & Laser Center in Tampa and Sebring, Fla. Daniel Cook

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