Eye Floater Laser

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“Today’s medicine has progressed beyond the state of advising patients with serious visual disabilities caused by eye floaters that nothing can be done,” advises Scott Geller, MD. “There is much that can be done to help.”
How does one choose the proper facility for their ophthalmologic needs? Here is the answer from the ophthalmologist who started it all in Florida, when it comes to laser surgery for eye floaters.

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Dr. Geller has
performed more than 15,000 documented floater laser sessions

“Patients need to understand that laser surgery on eye floaters is not simply a matter of pushing a button,” Dr. Geller explains. “We perform a lot of ‘re-dos’ on patients from all over the United States and as far away as Europe who went to inexperienced surgeons with inadequate equipment and little training. This can be an expensive lesson for people to learn.”

Laser Selection

Dr. Geller is one of the few surgeons in the country who have the Swiss-made LASAG Microruptor YAG laser.
“This laser was specifically designed by renowned Professor Franz Fankhauser of the University Eye Clinic in Bern, Switzerland to safely cut membranes deep in the eye’s interior,” explains Dr. Geller, who himself was trained by Professor Fankhauser.
“I have two of these lasers, and I am convinced they are the safest and most effective out there for treating eye floaters,” he explains. “We fly in expert technicians every year from Switzerland to service and update our units, and our results reflect that.”

World-Renowned Treatment

Dr. Geller has performed more than 15,000 documented floater laser sessions – no other eye surgeon, or facility, holds his same experience or expertise in the field, including well-known facilities in Miami, Philadelphia and Boston. He has performed this laser procedure on patients from all over the world.
“We have a worldwide patient following and have helped people from Japan, the People’s Republic of China, Russia and almost every European country, as well as from throughout the United States,” notes the doctor.
Another sure way to judge a surgeon is by his presentations to medical colleagues.

“Live with it” – is NOT acceptable

Dr. Geller has presented and lectured at conferences worldwide, including the prestigious Shanghai Eye and Ear Institute in China. Other sites of ophthalmic congresses attended throughout the world include Singapore, Berlin, Rome and Istanbul. In the United States, Dr. Geller has presented at conferences in Boston, at the American Academy of Ophthalmology in Chicago and before members of the Florida Society of Ophthalmology.
“We are so confident in our outcomes, that we shared our findings on eye floater laser complications at the prestigious American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting in 2012,” Dr. Geller emphasizes. “We had the fewest serious problems of the three facilities participating in this research. This is important for patients to know.”
Dr. Geller has personally trained prominent eye floater laser specialists in the US and Europe.
“I’d hate to see a worthwhile medical procedure get a bad rap because of problems caused by ophthalmologists who have never had formal training. The eye floater laser procedure is not as easy to perform as many ophthalmologists may think, and complications can be serious.”
Dr. Geller shares that while self-satisfaction comes from helping people, he also welcomes the opportunity to share his technique with others in his field: “Other ophthalmologists need only call me and I would be willing to share my experience and knowledge with them to benefit their own patients.”

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      South Florida Eye Foundation has been the world's premier eye floater treatment center for more than 25 years. Laser treatment of eye floaters is their specialty. Eye floaters can range from the merely annoying to the visually disab... Read More

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