While we have been pretty honest about our monthly webinars regarding the treatment of floaters, I have not been so diligent posting them here.
In this webinar, I interview Nate. Nate is 22 years old and recently had a vitrectomy (FOV) for longstanding and bothersome floaters. He explains how the floaters were tremendously annoying and became a huge distraction for his academic endeavors.
Eventually, he and I met. He had a 25 gauge vitrectomy to his left eye. I induced a PVD. I also used stitches to close the surgical openings in the sclera (called sclerotomies) and the conjunctiva.
The PVD was induced using Kenalog as visual aid. Kenalog is actually a suspension of micro-particles and mixes quickly with the otherwise clear vitreous. It’s a great tool to visualize the vitreous and makes creating a PVD much easier.
I have several videos on using Kenalog to create a PVD on YouTube. Creation of a PVD (posterior vitreous detachment) allows me to remove more of the vitreous more efficiently and reduces the chances of “frill.”
“Frill” usually occurs in younger patients where they are able to see the demarcation between removed vitreous and remaining vitreous.
I really want to thank Nate for joining in the webinar. I am very happy for him and his outcome.
Here’s the webinar. I hope you enjoy it. If you have questions, please feel free to comment below or on YouTube.
If you are interested in joining us in Virginia (just outside of Washington, DC), please email Chrissy: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nate is kind enough to answer your questions directly and he wanted me to share his email with you.
Email Nate: NNoss1@binghamton.edu
All the best. Thanks so much for following and commenting.
Randall Wong, M.D.
Fairfax, Virginia, USA