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Prevalence of procedures for floaters

Discussion in 'Ophthalmology: Eye Physicians & Surgeons' started by HessExpress, Dec 20, 2005.

  1. HessExpress

    HessExpress Holy Macaroni
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    After reading up on floaters I was wondering if procedures are becoming more prevalent for them. I mean, besides vitrectomies for severe cases or whatever, is laser gaining popularity?
     
  2. Retinamark

    Retinamark Senior Member
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    I've never heard of any reputable institutions doing laser for floaters. There is one guy in Florida who does a lot of it, but I can't help thinking that if he has done as many as he says & it works as well as he says, why has he not published his results & why has no-one else been able to achieve the same results.
    I can't help wondering if he is just doing it for the money & he just doesn't see the resulting retinal tears / detachments, because they get referred to a retina specialist somewhere else

    I'd be very interested to hear if anyone else is doing them
     
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  3. Andrew_Doan

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    As Retinamark pointed out, the incidence for retinal tears and detachments after laser is not trivial. This is not a standard of care for floaters.
     
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