It might be able to disolve floaters however it is still experimental, it is used mainly for diabetic retinopathy prevention and its not likely that insurance companies or govermental medical systems will approve a very expensive procedure that 85% of people will have in their lifetimes.
I guess this new medicine is named microplasmin.
Is it right?
Marco from Genoa,Italy
I don't know the name. It appears in previous discussions.
"its not likely that insurance companies or govermental medical systems will approve a very expensive procedure that 85% of people will have in their lifetimes."
Following this logic, doctors should not treat cataracts, as the treatment is expensive, and 100% of people will get them (if their lifetime is sufficiently long). Take it to the extreme - 100% of people will die eventually - what's the point in trying to delay it - it's expensive and inevitable, after all.
I know you're one of the older doctors who grumpily tell patients, "deal with it, everyone has floaters, what's your problem?" Luckily, there are younger doctors who recognize that vitreous opacities can be a real problem and a trying to develop safer ways of treatment. There is obviously a demand for treatment, why spend so much energy denying anyone hope?
I honestly hope your poor attitude that you display on this site isn't typical of your interactions with your patients.