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Eleven Most Interesting Cases

These eleven most interesting cases tell of the informal side of laser treatment of floaters. It gives valuable patient encounters and tells how even the unexpected can lead to research and ways to improve innovation and perfect this procedure.



HIS WHITE BLOOD CELLS WERE HIS FLOATERS
Sunday, 31 July 2011

            This patient said his floaters were multiple, tiny, moving specks in both eyes.  A thorough examination was done and no floaters were found. 

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GETTING TO DR. KARICKHOFF IS NO PROBLEM
Wednesday, 27 July 2011

A geophysicist stationed on an oil rig 200 miles out in the Atlantic Ocean found our web site via a satellite hookup.

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THE SMALLEST FLOATER AND "ALTERNATIVE TREATMENTS"
Wednesday, 27 July 2011

A young man, about 18 years old, accompanied by his mother, described his floater in great detail.  The opacity was so small that it required the direct and indirect scopes, a contact lens at the slit lamp, and finally the optics of the laser to see it.  

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DENTIST COULD NOT SEE TO DO DENTAL SURGERY
Saturday, 23 July 2011

            He was 58 years old, at the peak of his career, nationally known, and served on the American Board of his dental sub-specialty.  But…he could not see to operate! 

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HOW I "LOST" THE FLOATER ON MY FIRST CASE
Saturday, 22 January 2011

            In 1990 a carpenter complained of something blocking the vision of his right eye.  Examination revealed a long floater tightly suspended across his central vision by a thin vitreous strand coming from 12 o’clock.  The logical approach would be to cut the suspending strand. 

           

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SEVEN STRIKES AGAINST ME
Friday, 14 January 2011

            For better or for worse, after gaining significant experience, one starts to do the more difficult cases.  

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OUR MOST STRIKING FLOATERS
Sunday, 09 January 2011

A music professor presented with vitreous floaters so striking that they were chosen for the front cover of my book.


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10 YEARS TO WRITE MY BOOK
Wednesday, 05 January 2011

            Mickey Spillane wrote his book, I, the Jury, in 19 days.  So why did it take me 10 years to write and publish my book, Laser Treatment of Eye Floaters.

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OUR SHORTEST PROCEDURE AND MOST "GRATEFUL" PATIENT
Wednesday, 29 December 2010

A man came from western Virginia who had a very large cloud type floater that was suspended by only one strand...

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"INVITATION" TO GO TO CHINA
Wednesday, 29 December 2010
            Most of our eye floater patients come from out of town via the web site and most e-mail me a time or two before coming.  
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OUR MOST EMOTIONAL PATIENT
Sunday, 19 December 2010
(A main advantage of laser treatment of eye floaters is its safety.
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