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Do you know of any Ophthalmologist in the Atlanta area that performs Vitreolysis laser treatment for eye floaters? Here is a link to what I am looking for http://www.floater-vitreolysis.com/
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Must be within 100 miles of Atlanta, GA.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. David
I would contact
http://www.woolfsoneye.com/r-doyle-stulting-md-phd/
Dr. Doyle Stulting in Atlanta (###) ###-####
or I would go to Emory Opthalmology
http://www.eyecenter.emory.edu/ (###) ###-####
let me know if you have questions.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have check with both these sources and neither one performs Vitreolysis laser treatment for eye floaters.
This has been a challenge to find in the Atlanta Area.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Do you have any other source that you would recommend?
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
I would try to contact the company directly
http://www.floater-vitreolysis.com/contact/
Have you tried to contact the company?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I did that. Here was their response:Dear *****,Thank you for your enquiry regarding the treatment of Vitreolysis Floaters
of the eye.Ellex Medical is the manufacture of the Ultra Q Reflex YAG laser, that
Ophthalmologists use for the treatment of vitreolysis, we do not preform
the treatment itself and at this time, we are unable to list the current
ophthalmologists treating in your area.You will need a referral from your Optometrist to an Ophthalmologist in
your state to be assessed to see if you are a candidate for the treatment.
From here, your local Optometrist will have a list of recommended
Ophthalmologists performing the procedure.Kind regards,
Expert:  Camille-Mod replied 1 year ago.
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Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
This is Dr. David
there must not be a doctor in Atlanta which does this procedure.
have you consulted with an ophthalmologist about your eye floaters right now?
how bad is your condition?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have consulted with an ophthalmologist at Omni Eye Services. He just says that floaters are benign and that I will learn to get use to them. These floaters are a daily distraction and a quality of life issue issue for me. I can not read a book or do computer work without constant distractions. I have found several ophthalmologist is different parts of the country that will perform this procedure, but none in Atlanta.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
I see.
it sounds like you will most likely have to travel then.
it doesn't sound like the procedure is available in Atlanta.
sorry about the bad news.
where is the closest facility you have found so far?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
The closest facility I found is in Fall Church , VA and Fort Meyers, Fl http://vitreousfloatersolutions.com/choosing-a-doctor/
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
I would call them up and see if they know of a closer facility to you if the company can't help you.
have you tried to call them yet?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I have not tried calling those that I found yet. Maybe I'll do that.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
they may know where other centers are in the country.
or they could direct you to sales associates for Ellex Medical who may know other centers closer to you
best of luck to you
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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unfortunately, I called all the handful of offices that perform this laser surgery and they all say that they know of no one in Atlanta area. I'm back where I started. :-(
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
are you willing to travel up to Virginia?
did you ask any of the centers for contact information of sales reps from Ellex Medical who could help?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Not getting anywhere here. I give up!
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
I would go to ft. myers florida to have the procedure done
it is closer and nicer and weathier area than fall's church virginia.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I still can't believe there is nobody performing this laser procedure in Atlanta area. My Mom in Rockford, IL informed me that her Opthamologist started performing this procedure last year. I may consider going to my hometown, but prefer Atlanta. Are you sure that is nobody that you can find in Atlanta? Can't you tap into a network of associations that you are connected to and ask around? It seems that smaller private practices may be the best bet since it is my understanding that it us not covered under most medical insurance.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
I can try to call around
but I will not be able to call until tuesday since this is a holiday weekend and all of the offices are closed today
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
That sounds good! Have a great weekend.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
you too
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Unfortunately I am going to have to request a refund.
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.
ok