FLOATER TYPES - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
WEISS RINGS - HYALINE OPACITIES
Often "ring shape" or like a bug, or a solid object. ALWAYS associated with a sudden separation of the vitreous gel medically known as a "Posterior Vitreous Detachment" . Usually on the outside lateral field of view. Our Highest Success Rate. TOver 98% of our patients report improvement based on our internal chart review of simple hyaline opacities.
POSTERIOR VITREOUS DETACHMENT
Not to be confused with a retina detachment, this is a common occurrence after cataract surgery. The gel inside the eye collapses like a deflated beachball. Almost always associated with a Hyaline-Weiss opacity, or a large ball of eye floater fibers that patients describe as a "windshield wiper" or "grease spot" in their vision. .
VITREOUS LIQUIFACTON or 'SYNERESIS'
The vitreous gel becomes semi-liquid forming fiber balls that are seen as either blurred or distinct eye floaters, and sometimes a semi-stationary mass in the center of vision. 90% of our patients report improvement based on our internal chart review.
Eye floaters in these cases are very disturbing because they are very close to the retina, very distinct, and constantly seen....especially disturbing to young patients who work with computers. Our success rate in younger patient varies. 65% of young floater patients who we examine are told by Dr. Geller that laser is not appropriate. Of those patients that we do treat, 70% will have improvement based on our internal medical record review. Click the video to hear the experience of a 36 year old who came to us from Germany..