Answers from Dr. Tassignon

Dr. Tassignon has now answered questions from our Facebook page. Her feedback can be read below.

When can we expect the first tests on human eyes?
– This is too early to be answered

The femtosecond laser will work on the entire vitreous body, not on single floater, right? 
– Correct

Is it possible nano eye drop can heal eye floater?
– No

Is floaters can be reduced by a herbal supplement?
– No

Is there a natural way to reduce eye floaters? No I saw a video in youtube using eye exercises and put ice in their eyes afterwards. I looked at the comment section some people said their floaters is reduced some don’t. The explanation of the expert is they use ice to sink back the floaters at the back of the eye.
– No, Floaters can change over days and months.This is just a natural phenomenon

Will the new method work on all types of floaters, regardless of age and location?
Directly on the mid-vitreous floaters and indirectly on the premacular floaters by increasing liquefaction and trying to promote posterior vitreous detachment

 What are the chances, today, that your research will provide a large-scale available care in the next 4 years? 

– This might be quite realistically high

Floaters update

Dear Floaters-followers,

Thank you very much for your kindness. We are as eager as you regarding updates to Dr Tassignon’s research, but unfortunately it takes some time before we get updates.

We would very much like you  that we could get updates a bit often, but her investigations involve everything from patents to potential partners. Therefore, it may take some time before we get good and useful updates from Dr Tassignon.

However, it is important to remember that her research is in the right direction, and is already in phase 2. That means, “Proof of concept” has already been done, in other words; her research for floaters works!!

She sent us an email at the beginning of October, where she wrote that the work around the patent is in the final phase, and we can expect that the heavy work around the patent will be done very soon! After that, it would be more easy for us to bring you updates regarding the research.

We will of course update you as soon as there is some new information, but as we have said since 2016, everything goes in the right direction. Dr Tassignon collaborates with the Ghent University and she has also established a collaboration with a German company that is already working with femtolaser for floaters. This is going to be fine!

Dr. Tassignon has said yes to be interviewed in  a podcast with Eye Floaters Action Movement. We recommend checking them up on Facebook and Itunes.

We have been asked questions about what happens to our donation side: We work to arrange a better donation-system.  We will come back about this shortly.

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.