It is with great pleasure and without reservation that I write my story and testimonial about Fov, Dr. Randy Wong, and the great people that helped me throughout this whole process.
My name is Jeff and I’m sure my journey begins the same way for me as most people that have found this website and want relief from their floaters. I’m 55 years old and had cataract surgery in both eyes locally here in Ohio, with new high tech lens implants.
I was left with great vision, only to have it short lived, when I had posterior vitreous detachments (pvd’s) occur in both eyes, leaving me with these string like floaters in my field of view. They were like an attached inverted “Y” shaped thing that bounced up and down, moved left and right, and twisted around, always in my view in what would have been otherwise clear vision.
What a mess to have gone through surgery, only to be left with this maddening situation. Before this I had never heard of floaters, pvd’s or vitrectomy, but I’d soon find out.
My local Ophthalmologist suggested to “Just learn to live with it, I’ve got a few floaters myself.” I guess that translated into nothing can be done to help you.
I just couldn’t believe in today’s world, with all the knowledgeable doctors and the technology out there, that an eye Doctor especially would put up with this type of situation and also not have another answer for his patients. I reluctantly took his advice and went about my business, unable to ignore these things, having constant headaches, trouble concentrating at work, and having to just walk away from the computer screen when it got too bad. My co-workers and my wife were probably tired of hearing me complain. It didn’t take me long to finally have enough.
I began researching my situation on the net to try to learn if I had options on getting rid of this. I found out what seemed like a majority of sites recommending to never have a vitrectomy for floaters, they paint a picture of it being the worst choice out there, with all these terrible consequences. Untrue in the hands of the right surgeon.
Luckily I found vitrectomyforfloaters.com and I believe I read every single word on the site. It was a lot of good information to grab on to. I knew after reading the information that Dr Wong posted, I was heading in the right direction. I liked the fact that Randy posted clips of the 25 gauge surgery and I now knew what to expect as I went forward. I e-mailed Mark (one of the people that posted a testimonial about his experience) and he was kind enough to reply. I was happy with his responses to my questions as they related to his surgery, he encouraged me to just get this done. Good advice from someone that’s been through this. I was now ready to rid myself of this mess.
I contacted Randy’s surgery coordinators Chrissy and Andrea, also very nice people, and they got the ball rolling by selecting dates we agreed upon for initial consultation and examination on a Thursday. During this consultation Randy and I agreed on Fov surgery and it would proceed on my left eye the following day.
My wife Cindy and I arrived at the Woodburn surgery center the next morning and were greeted by wonderful professional people that prepped me for surgery. Everyone was just great and I could not have asked for better people to take care of me. Randy performed the surgery with no problems, patched my eye and my wife and I returned to our hotel.
Randy called later that evening to see how things were going and all was well. I experienced very very little pain or discomfort the rest of the evening and throughout the night. I did have some flashing while things settled down.
The next day Saturday I met with Randy for my post op visit and I couldn’t wait to have the patch removed to assess my vision without those black things floating around. After the patch was removed, my vision was blurry, but I knew right away that I had made the right decision to come to Fairfax to have Randy and his team help me. Things would only get better.
The next day, when I got up to get ready to travel home, I could not believe how well my vision was in my left eye. I could not remember ever seeing this well, clear acute vision with bright colors. What a great gift to be given! I continued to just walk around the room taking in all the clear, bright, colorful views that I was seeing. Really Cool!
Later as I drove home, all I could think about was how fortunate I was to have this done, not everyone gets the same opportunity. I would be contacting Chrissy, Andrea and Randy again in the future to have my right eye done.
After my left eye healed, I contacted Chrissy and Andrea and the process began again, same results and same clear wonderful vision for my right eye. The only difference this time was Randy wanted to check things out before we headed out and saw us Sunday morning before we traveled home. What other Doctor opens up to see patients on Sunday? Not only is Randy a good Doctor but a good man. Again, Really Cool!
We arrived home that evening and the first person I got to see when entering my house was my new baby granddaughter, her beautiful face being seen through clear wonderful vision and no black stuff in the way! She was only a few days old at the time ….. again Really Really Cool! I’ll never take my vision for granted. Everyday when I wake up to this clear vision, I’m reminded how lucky I am, I stop and take the time to count my blessings.
If you’re in the same circumstance that I was with floaters impairing your ability to live life to the fullest, I would highly recommend a trip to Fairfax to see Randy and his team. I’m sure you’ll not regret it. They will be able to determine if Fov can solve your floater problems. Get the best information you can from a Doctor that has performed tens of thousands of vitrectomies and will give you straight answers.
If you have questions that I can answer as they relate to my surgery, I’d be glad to help. E-mail me at: firstname.lastname@example.org