Why So Few Doctors?

1.    Floaters are considered benign and unimportant. Many doctors view them as bothersome but not impacting the patient’s life to any degree.

2.    Exams on paper are usually quite normal. It takes a keen eye to examine the vitreous and see the transparent floaters. Many doctors overlook these transparent objects.

3.    The new FDA-approved laser allows us to really treat the floater inside the eye. Previous lasers could not focus well into the eye and could not generate enough energy for treatment. Many doctors are unfamiliar with this new technology.

4.    Skills for this treatment have been exclusively developed and are not taught by most training programs. You need to fire the laser about 100,000 times to get comfortable with this treatment skill set.