An update from Dr Tassignon

Is there any news, Dr Tassignon?

– It is evident that the knowledge of the posterior interface improved dramatically thanks to the more performant OCT devices.Still much needs to be discovered, but we do have progress.  I met with the group from Ghent University recently. It was decided to submit a new approach of laser combined treatment. I cannot tell you more so far.

Is it still important for you to get funding from third parties? 

– I think that money will be highly appreciated. Ghent and Antwerp would like to collaborate further on a device that can measure the biomechanical properties of the vitreous body. Theze parameters will be very helpful to better understand different ocular pathologies, including postoperative retinal detachments.

BREAKTROUGH! Successful threatment with the femto-laser

We are happy to announce that the research team lead by Dr. Tassignon has made a major breakthrough regarding treatment for floaters using the femto-laser.

On 15.09.2017 it was confirmed at Ghent University that it is possible to treat vitreous floaters in vitro using the femtosecond laser. They now know which type of laser wavelength works best.

EFRO will update our website very soon with more details.  

Update from EFRO

Hello common fighters,

It has been a long time since our last update.  Unfortunately, our campaign does not bring us the income that we was hoping for (yet!)

But there is some great news to tell: Dr Marie-José Tassignon and her team will work on the funding anyway – it may take some longer time before the research can start, but it also mean that its not all relaying on us!  Every income from our campaign will go directly to Marie-José Tassignon every half year –  with the first transfer soon.

We also know that it is common sufferers out there working with other doctors as well, and other type of treatment and our organisation support them 100%.  Hopefully we can update our website soon with a list of others research.  Please tell us at Facebook or hello@floaters.info if you have any information about other interest group(s)

International Ophthalmic Floaters Society created
International Ophthalmic Floaters Society is a new organisation with medical professionals working together on our cause created in Copenhagen this september.  EFRO think it is very positive that so many doctors now are united on this.  They will open a website shortly, and we will update you as soon as we know anything further.

Femtolaser FAQ

Hello common sufferers fighters,

We are overwhelmed by your enthusiasm for our cause.   We are getting a lot of questions from people around the world about the potential treatment with femtolaser.   Please understand that the people in The Eye research organisation has no medical experience, and can not give medical advice.  Anyway,  we will frequently forward some of the questions from you.   Click here to go to FAQ.