If you new to the floater game and doing your research on the topic of vitreous eye floaters, you will undoubtedly come across the term “Posterior Vitreous Detachment” or PVD. May your own eye doctor mentioned it as part of their evaluation of your new-onset shadowy figures moving across your vision. A PVD is a very common,
I recently received an email from a young floater sufferer from Jordan who asked me what I thought about the latest research from Houston where they are using a magnetic probe to treat eye floaters. Honestly, I had never heard about it and so I did what any physician does first to look for published research or research proposals,
A common question from floater sufferers: “I was told by my eye doctor that if I just give it time, my floaters will go away on their own”. How long will it take? How long should I wait?”
Some times the well meaning ophthalmologist will be even more specific by suggesting that the floaters will go away in so many stated weeks or months.
I am contacted by young people from all over the world suffering the angst and anxiety caused by persistent and unrelenting moving shadows in their vision. As my practice has evolved over the last several years I have come to accept the conclusion and realization that most young people with eye floaters are not good candidates for treatment with the YAG laser.
Everyday I get email inquiries, or posts in the comments section of this web site from people all over the world describing very briefly (and sometimes in more detail) what they experience and then asking me if they would be a candidate for treatment here in my office in Southern California.
The short answer is that “
In studying the logics of an arguments:
Smoke Screen: An attempt to cloud or confuse the real issue with irrelevant facts, arguments or inventions.
What does this have to do with eye floaters? Well, I have created the term “smoke screen floater” to describe the phenomenon of the presence of minor and completely non-symptomatic vitreous condensations that can fool the professional examiner into thinking that what they are seeing is actually the culprit floater responsible for the patient’s symptoms.
I am often contacted by potential patients prior to them coming out for an evaluation or examination. There are a few screening questions that I will ask to at least place them in some category as far as the potential treatability of that patient. The age grouping is probably the most important. Another question is whether they have had a local eye examination and if so,