Ophthalmology & Optometry/Floaters

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Hi! I'm nearsighted 30 years old have PVD and recently developed floaters from boxing.  My question is will I be more prone to getting more floaters after the PVD ends or will my risk remain the same as before I had PVD? I want to get back to boxing again but am afraid of getting more floaters, so I want to know if I'm at a higher risk now so I can make a decision to continue or not.  By the way normally how long does PVD last? Any info is greatly appreciated.  Thanks!!

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Vitreous floaters are quite common post operativly  following cataract surgery  and usually will dissipate in time . This should not  prevent the other eye from
Being being treated. Good luck with the second procedure.  Dr Berger

The most significant aspect of floaters is to make sure there no retinal tears or retinal detachment. In most cases however floaters are to a posterior vitreous detachment - which requires no treatment unless visually debilitating  

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DR. KENNETH BERGER

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Any and all questions with regard to ocular ailments, eye diseases as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, etc , eye and visual sympomatology, eyeglasses, contact lenses, low or subnormal vision, pediatric vision conditions,and special and unique ailments will be discussed.

Experience

36 years of clinical experience in opticianry and therapeutic optometry. Still in private practice with special interests in vision conditions, diagnosing and treating ocular ailments, prescibing treatment plans which include medicine, eyeglasses, and contact lenses primarily. Although surgery is not within the realm of my area of expertise, I co-manage many pre and post -op surgical cases which include Lasik and PRK procedures.

Organizations
New Jersey Society of Optometric Physicians American Optometric Association

Education/Credentials
B.A.,1968, Hunter College of the City University of New York B.S.,1970, Pennsylvania College of Optometry O.D.,1973, Pennsylvania College of Optometry Therapeutic Pharmaceutical Administration Certification, New Jersey 1992

Awards and Honors
Clinical Efficiency Award, 1973, Pennsylvaania College of Optometry

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