Since you are reading this, you are probably experiencing severe eye floaters, or something worse. This problem has caused you concern, discouragement, and maybe even some depression, in addition to the daily torment of annoying vision. Maybe some doctors have told you things that have just made you feel worse.
My name is Mark. Please take refuge in my story, because there is hope for you. Not a little hope, but a lot, and it is right at hand. This will be a long post, but you are interested and will make the time.
I have had eye issues most of my life, due to inherited pre-dispositions. Several years ago, when I was 56 years old, I had successful cataract surgery in both eyes, with lens implants. Life was great, until about a year later, when both eyes developed severe floaters due to vitreous detachment. It was awful. I couldn’t concentrate on anything, and I was distracted at all times. Daily life was a chore, but you know how that feels.
I did a bunch of research, and didn’t find much help. Since I live in Northern Virginia, I found a highly renowned ophthalmologist retina-surgeon specialist in the Washington DC area. He came complete with a prestigious Georgetown University Medical School residency degree, and all of the related accolades. I went to see him and received a complete exam. At the conclusion, he said that no one really does anything to surgically to treat floaters. I was also told that over time, my brain would adapt to cancel out the floaters, and they wouldn’t be so bad. You probably heard the same thing. At this point, we both know that is an absolute lie. Many doctors say this because they don’t want to treat floaters due to lack of skill, lack of experience, laziness, or outright fear, so they tell us a bunch of crap to get us out of the office and save face. Lucky us.
I kept doing research on the web, relentlessly. One day, I hit on the web site of Randall Wong, M.D. He understands modern communication, and has a web-friendly presence. I bookmarked his site, and returned often. I read about his procedures, and the testimonials of other patients. I made an appointment for a complete exam. After my exam, Dr. Wong explained to me everything going on in my eyes. He also made it clear, that he could surgically remove the floaters and solve the issue, not just make an improvement. I had a bunch of questions. He listened patiently, and answered all of them to my satisfaction. I never felt like I was being rushed out the door for the next patient, like with most medical doctors. I made the decision on the spot to proceed with the floater surgery in the eye with the worst floaters.
Even though I am a stoic person, and it takes a lot to rattle me, I was plenty nervous about the surgery, but the desire to resolve the problem was much stronger than the fear. I reported to the surgery center in metro Washington DC at my appointed time. The surgery center is a treat unto itself. It is not huge, and is very personal and accommodating. The staff and assisting medical personnel were absolutely top notch! I was prepped, and told everything that was going to happen. I told the anesthesiologist that I did not want to know anything that was going on. He laughed, and told me no problem, and not to worry. He was absolutely correct.
The surgery went as planned, completely successful. No real pain, but discomfort for about five days afterward. The white of my eye was completely red for about a week afterward, but cleared quickly, and after three weeks looked completely normal. I emailed a “selfie” to my family friends that I had become a zombie! My teenage son took delight! After that, I had the other eye done with complete success and satisfaction. Everything was great.
Later that same year, Dr. Wong detected a macular pucker on the retina of my right eye. The scanning technology for detecting these things is quite fantastic. A detailed explanation of a macular pucker is discussed in detail on Dr. Wong’s web site, so I won’t go into it here. After six months, Dr. Wong recommended surgery to remove the pucker, before it got worse. I had the surgery. It is roughly the same as the floater-removal surgery, only more complicated for the surgeon. This surgery was 100% successful, and today, I have clear, colorful, outstanding vision in both eyes. Not bad for 59 years old!
Here is what you are really interested in. You want two things:
– A highly skilled, specialized surgeon, with LOTS of experience doing what you need. It’s all about results and fixing your issues.
– A doctor that is going to listen to you, and answer all of your questions with patience, kindness, and sincerity. A doctor that will treat you like a human being, with dignity and respect. Actually, the opposite of most medical doctors.
This describes Randall Wong precisely. I have also observed first hand the respect and affection of the medical surgical support staff for Randy. By the way, he insists that we be on a first name basis.
My advice to you is this: Do not wait any further. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain at this point, so get on it!
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Best wishes, but you won’t need luck!