Latest Floater Stories

2013-02-06 23:03:43

The Retina Group of New York (RGONY) with offices in Hicksville and Hauppauge, NY, has announced the availability of JETREA® (Ocriplasmin), the first non-surgical treatment for patients with symptomatic Vitreo-macular Adhesion (VMA) or Vitreo-macular Traction (VMT). Hicksville and Hauppauge, NY (PRWEB) February 06, 2013 The Retina Group of New York (RGONY) with offices in Hicksville and Hauppauge, NY, has announced the availability of JETREA® (Ocriplasmin), the first non-surgical...

2013-02-05 23:03:24

Eye Floaters No More is the newly updated system that helps people get the eye floaters cure to gain bright eyes naturally without dangerous surgical procedures. Tony Nguyen from the site Health Review Center indicates if the system is worth trying in a full “Eye Floaters No More” review. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) February 05, 2013 Eye Floaters No More is the latest program developed by Daniel Brown, who promises to provide people with the eye floaters cure in order to help them have...

2009-11-24 18:06:43

New study calls for urgent assessment to avoid potential blindness Suddenly seeing floaters or flashes of light may indicate a serious eye problem that "“ if untreated "“ could lead to blindness, a new study shows. Researchers from Queen's University and Hotel Dieu Hospital in Kingston have discovered that one in seven patients with this symptom will have a retinal tear or detachment. "If we detect a tear and laser it, we can save people from potentially going blind," says senior...

2008-11-27 13:00:00

New England Journal of Medicine study by NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell ophthalmologist and surgeon highlights advanced techniques used to save vision Retinal detachment, a condition that afflicts about 10,000 Americans each year, puts an individual at risk for vision loss or blindness. In a new study in today's issue of the New England Journal of Medicine, a leading ophthalmologist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center writes, however, that a high probability of...

2008-04-16 14:49:50

It can be upsetting to see things that aren't there, whether they be lights, shadows or pink elephants, but when people push their closed eyes, get migraines or even sneeze, they can see a variety of phantom lights and flashes. All of these luminous visions are caused by stimulation of the back of the eye, or the optic nerve, which transmits the experience of light to the brain. As a child, you may remember surreptitiously pressing on your closed eyelids and watching the undulating...

2007-01-30 08:39:27

FALLS CHURCH, Va. - Some people call them floaters. Eye doctors call them "vitreous opacities." Emily Flynn called hers "a little fuzzball," and she flew halfway around the world to have it removed. After more than 100 pinpoint zaps from a laser beam during a half-hour visit to a northern Virginia office park, the fuzzball was gone, obliterated within the clear, gelatinous goo that fills the eyeball. The surgeon, John Karickhoff, has done the same procedure more than 1,400 times over the past...

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