The Floater Doctor is James H. Johnson, M.D., a California licensed ophthalmologist (eye surgeon) specializing in the non-surgical, laser treatment of bothersome vitreous eye floaters. If you have eye floaters (seen as dynamic, moving shadows in your vision) you owe it to yourself to read through this comprehensive website. It is the most extensive source of information regarding your options for relief from these annoying disturbances to your vision.
THE FLOATER IN THE EYE
Vitreous eye floaters are the moving shadows we see when there is thickening or condensation of the proteins in the vitreous fluid. They are typically age-related changes, but it can also occur in younger people. Even ‘benign’ eye floaters can significantly affect the quality of vision and quality of life.
THE FLOATER DOCTOR
Dr. James Johnson, M.D. is Medical Director of Vitreous Floater Solutions, Inc., a Southern California located ophthalmology specialty practice dedicated exclusively to the treatment of vitreous eye floaters since 2007. He is a pioneer in this subspecialty field of ophthalmology, and is known for treating the floaters that are described by others as “untreatable”. More HERE.
THE FLOATER LASER
The YAG laser is common in ophthalmology practices and variants has been used for treating eye floaters for over 20 years. Not all laser brands and models are equal and many can not be used at all for this purpose. Dr. Johnson uses the Ellex Ultra-Q laser for treating eye floaters. It is FDA-approved for use in ophthalmology. More HERE.
THE FLOATER TREATMENT OPTICS
Laser energy is focused to a very precise spot with the confirmation of two red focusing beams. Each laser burst is only 0.0000002 seconds, but vaporizes the collagen proteins making up the vitreous floater material.
THE FLOATER TREATMENT
This brief animation shows a large, dense floater being treated by Dr. Johnson. The red beams are for focusing, gas bubbles are created as floater material is destroyed. In this compressed time lapse, we clearly see the large, cream-colored floater being reduced in size.
THE FLOATER TREATMENT LOCATION
Vitreous Floater Solutions, Inc. is conveniently located within walking distance from the Orange County Airport (airport code SNA) in Irvine, CA. Orange County is located along the California coast between Los Angeles and San Diego. More on travel information and advice HERE.