Day to day we receive many questions, often of very similar nature. We have therefore created a summary of answers to these frequently asked questions.
What are the risks of inducing a PVD with laser?
The natural degenerative process of a PVD is simulated. So the risks of this method are equal to the occurrence of a natural PVD.
Why would a Weiss ring possible form after laser induced PVVD if the objective was to make the vitreous homogeneous?
In the first phase the vitreous is made homogenous. This process could induce a PVD with a Weiss ring or other floaters as a consequence. The laser treatment can be repeated so that the new formed floaters can be treated and disappear.
If additional funding is found would it accelerate the research timeline?
The unrestricted research grant consists of sponsoring € 60,000 / year for three consecutive years. Dr. Tassignon believes this is a realistic deadline to get the treatment in the clinic. The money funded for the unrestricted research grant will be used to pay for a PhD with no industry links to research independently this new proposed technique. A fulltime researcher is needed to meet the 3-year deadline.
Anything that creates enough energy to LIQUIFY the entire vitreous is pretty invasive.
The fact that you have floaters means the vitreous is already liquefying. This will only get worse when one gets older. So this treatment simulates the natural aging process of the vitreous.
We know that many of you have a lot of questions about this treatment form. We will therefore invite you to send in your question(s) below. However, we can not promise you an answer, but we will forward many of them and update our FAQ frequently.