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My Strategy for Floaters

Pars plana vitrectomy (PPV) provides the most effective treatment for floaters as it offers a definitive cure with complete resolution of symptoms. However, this procedure is invasive with the possibility of complications such as endophthalmitis, retinal tears and detachments, cataract formation, glaucoma, vitreoretinal hemorrhage, and macular edema . Therefore, it is important to only advocate vitrectomy to cure floaters for patients who...

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Vitreous Floaters Not Only in Young Anxious Engineers

Advantages: 1. Vitrectomy helps in all kinds of vitreous opacities. 2. We broke the concept that the typical patient with vitreous floaters is a young anxious engineer. Methods: We analyzed 83 eyes of 63 patients who underwent vitrectomy for vitreous floaters (asteroid hyalosis, PVD, and floaters only) between 2010 and 2015. 47 were male, 36 female eyes. Their mean age was 60 years, ranging from 22 to 82; the median was 61. The mean...

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Floaters Surgery

Vitreous floaters could result from vitreous seneresis or as result of vitreoretinal diseases such as intraocular inflammation or vitreous haemorrhage. In the absence of associated vitreoretinal disease, most patients with vitreous seneresis- related floaters learn to live with their symptoms. However, surgery is justifiable in some patients whose quality of vision is compromised because of significant floaters. It is important to carefully...

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Photoreceptors Exhibit Optical Fiber Property Due to Physical Properties, Including Their Shapes, Diameters and Indices of Refraction

Photoreceptors exhibit optical fiber property due to physical properties, including their shapes, diameters and indices of refraction. Because of their wave-guiding properties, visual perception of light is weakened by the obliquity of the incident rays. Light rays passing through the centre of the pupil appear brighter than peripheral rays. This phenomenon is called the Stiles-Crawford effect. In an emmetropic eye, every wave front related...

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Persisting Floaters: is Vitrectomy the Solution?

Authors: M. Feraoun, I. Hubert, R. Ouled Moussa, Jean-Paul Berrod, Nancy, France Advantages: There is a strong need for an effective treatment for patients suffering from persisting floaters with an altered visual function and a reduced quality of life. Vitrectomy is a treatment allowing a nearly complete removal of floaters. Methods: Patients underwent a three-port pars plana vitrectomy performed under local anesthesia using a panoramic...

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