i just wanted too say to people who get scared reading other floater messages(such as disaster FOV and laser stuff). Beware thet the stuff you read is skewed. I thereby mean that our sample is skewed. You will more likely to read messages of people who had a terrible operation than a good FOV. This is because most often people will find to try a solution and visit forums if they had some bad experience. if you had a good floaters only vitrectomy you are less likely to share this with others and jus go on with your life. I know this sounds obvious but I have personnaly experienced some bad feelings when reading stuff untill I realized the sample is skewed...lol. About 5,000,000 vitrectomies are performed each year and most of them with great succes. If they were all failures a lot of forums would just crash thaha
I agree with you hans. Vitrectomy does carry real risks, however statistically the chances of something going wrong is really not as bad as it's frequently made out to be. I have heard that FOV carries a 1% chance of serious complications - whatever is the definition of serious complications. Then again, there is no solid information and FOVs are less complicated than many general vitrectomies. Also, there have been stories of the vitreous not being completely removed so some floaters remain.
Right now FOV is the best way to total resolution of floaters. I agree the information on vitrectomy is skewed, still, the risks are there