FAQ’S FOR YOUNG PEOPLE WITH EYE FLOATERS

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.

AM I A CANDIDATE FOR TREATMENT?

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 “

THE SMOKE SCREEN FLOATER

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.

YOU HAD AN EXAM BUT YOUR DOCTOR DIDN’T SEE YOUR FLOATER?

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,

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