I am a retina specialist located in Lake Mary, Florida. This is just a few miles outside of Orlando, in the United States.
I’ve been in practice for almost 23 years. As a retina specialist, I treat patients with problems of the vitreous and the retina. I treat things like retinal detachments, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy …. and floaters.
Over the past several years, I’ve become increasingly sympathetic to the problems of floater sufferers. Floater sufferers are not taken seriously enough, although almost all I’ve ever met with have real significant problems. As such, this website has been produced to augment www.NaderMoinfarMD.com as a resource and support system.
For too many years, patients with significant floaters have been dismissed and neglected. This site is specifically for those suffering from floaters to offer some insight and education on how floaters may be treated.
Hence, I created this site to explain my viewpoints and to communicate with whomever may have questions.
For a long time, you have been discounted and you’ve been told to get used to them. Many patients are ashamed to ask about these nasty dark spots floating around in their vision, only to be told “to get used to them.”
Treatment is available. Yes, there are potential complications, but in experienced, trusted and capable hands, these are very uncommon. With the advent of 25 and 27 gauge vitrectomy, the procedure has become safer, more controlled, and expeditious.
I encourage you to learn all you can about the vitrectomy, aka FOV (floaters only vitrectomy). There is nothing different between FOV and vitrectomy. By the way, it’s the only procedure which should be considered.
I am profoundly grateful to Dr. Randy Wong, since retired, from entrusting me with the care of his past and future patients.
Peace and blessings.
Nader Moinfar, MD,MPH,FACS,FASRS
Ophthalmologist, Retina Specialist
Lake Mary, Florida