Laser Vitreolysis is a procedure by which a YAG laser is used to dissolve the floater. If the floater is small it is treated directly by the laser and using plasma energy the floater in converted form a solid into gas form, where it is absorbed into the eye.
Larger Floaters are more difficult to treat and often require 2 or more sessions. In these cases, sometime the floater is removed by cutting the strands of vitreous holding the gel in place. The floater then drops lower into the vitreous where it is less visible.