Floaters are a common complaint of patients of all ages, often caused by myopia in younger patients, and posterior vitreous detachment in older people. Until recently, vitreous floaters weren’t viewed as something to be treated, and patients just had to cope with them as best as they could. “Historically, floaters were dismissed by ophthalmologists, and I was one of those doctors for a very long time,” said Jerry Sebag, MD, FACS, senior scientist at the Doheny Eye Institute/UCLA in Pasadena. Here, retina specialists discuss the sometimes controversial topic of actually treating these annoying, but sometimes debilitating, opacities. Read More