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What is a floater?

The cavity of your eye is filled with a clear jelly-like substance called the vitreous. With age, the vitreous gel begins to contract and pull away from the retina or inner lining of the eye, Through this process, small clumps may form in the vitreous gel and “float” throughout the eye cavity. These clumps cast…

Who is Dr. Mestrezat?

In addition, Dr. Mestrezat completed his fellowship training in retina-vitreous surgery at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary affiliated with the prestigious Harvard University. Dr. Mestrezat offers the most advanced treatments available for patients who suffer from retinal detachments, eye trauma, macular degeneration and retinal vascular diseases which include diabetic retinopathy. As a clinical investigator…

What are symptoms of a macula pucker?

Macula Pucker symptoms include blurred central vision, distorted or “wavy” vision, difficulty reading or performing tasks that require detail vision, and gray or cloudy in the central vision.

What causes a macula pucker?

As the vitreous begins to pull away from the retina, scar tissue may develop on the macula. The scar tissue may warp and contract, causing the retina to wrinkle or bulge. 

What are warning signs of tears or detachments?

Warning signs of a tear or detachment include flashing lights, new floaters, a shadow in the periphery of your field of vision, or a gray curtain moving across your field of vision. If you are experiencing any of these signs, please call your doctor.  

What are symptoms of Post Vitreous Detachment (PVD)?

Symptoms of PVD include flashes and floaters in which you will experience cobwebs or spec-like floaters in the field of vision, they are usually black and float in and out of view. There is no way to tell if a PVD caused a retinal tear so if someone has symptoms of a PVD they need a…

What are risk factors for tears or detachments?

Anyone can have a tear or detachment but there are factors for those most at risk, which include family history of vitreo-retinal problems, age, cardiovascular disease or diabetes, nearsightedness, previous eye surgery or trauma to the eye.>