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.
I started this website to augment RetinaEyeDoctor.com, my blog on retinal diseases. I needed a special place to communicate with patients with floaters.
Over the past several years, I’ve become increasingly sympathetic to the problems of floater sufferers. Floater sufferers are not taken seriously although almost all I’ve ever met have real significant problems.
For too many years, patients with significant floaters have been neglected. This site is specifically for those suffering from floaters to offer some insight and education on how floaters may be treated. I’m uncomfortable participating in various forums on floaters and FOV, I feel that I’m intruding.
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 have these nasty dark spots floating around in their vision.
Treatment is available and is as safe as cataract surgery. Yes, there are complications, but the risks are very uncommon. With the advent of 25 gauge vitrectomy, the procedure has become as safe or safer than cataract surgery… the most commonly performed surgery in the modern world.
I encourage you to learn all you can about the vitrectomy, aka FOV. There is nothing different between FOV and vitrectomy. By the way, it’s the only procedure which should be considered.
All the best to you!