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Mar 28 17 9:04 PM
PDWU763 wrote:From gofundme page:
"it is our strong belief that pharmacologic vitreolysis (the use of drugs) is the safest future cure for vitreous floaters. Our hope is to have a novel enzyme developed for dissolving floaters."
How is it possible for a drug to dissolve floaters when the area to the vitreous is sealed off? It would only work by some injection I would think or possibly the Trabecular meshwork. We should also be aware that the vitreous is stagnant and doesn't get replenished (only the aqueous humour does) so we should be sure that a drug won't have a bad impact on the vitreous.
It's a shame that us humans have to put up with the floaters or find a better solution, I feel like I'm screwed now as I have a big black floater. The design of the eye is terrible.
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Mar 29 17 8:31 PM
PDWU763 wrote:Yes, but how will a drug help with floaters when the area to the vitreous is closed off?
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Mar 29 17 9:50 PM
PDWU763 wrote: An injection is still pretty risky.
Mar 29 17 9:51 PM
PDWU763 wrote:It is closed off otherwise stuff would get in the vitreous. An injection is still pretty risky. The key question is would a drug help with the aid of the Trabecular meshwork?
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Mar 30 17 6:22 PM
Koda wrote:We really need to do more to raise awareness, it's not always about donating, if you raise enough awareness, money usually follows. Look at the Ice Bucket Challenge craze for the ALS disease. Pretty much nobody had heard of it and it received no attention from the medical community. It's estimated that it raised $115 million dollars over that summer where it went viral. Just think about that. If we had half that money we'd probably have a floater cure by now. Floaters are surely far easier problem to research and cure than something like ALS.
Problem with us is we suffer in silence a lot. We go to doctors who tell us there is no cure and we will get used to them, we go away. They probably think we got over it. Tons of people have mild floaters that don't bother them, they simply can't relate to us when we act like our lives are over because of such a thing. It's wrong but you can understand those POV's because they simply do not understand. I guess there just isn't enough of us, or we're too depressive to start something. It needs a media campaign, it needs a lot of work, but it's something to think about.
Anyway I know it's fairytail stuff but if I ever win the euromillions I'll be leading the biggest floater research project imaginable lol.
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Mar 30 17 7:00 PM
MattD13 wrote:What has changed? Social media.
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Apr 1 17 12:25 PM
PDWU763 wrote:How exactly do nanoparticle eye drops migrate through the sclera? Is anyone actually trying to research a cure nanoparticle eye drops? I believe one of these days, we'll have a cure for floaters with nanoparticle eye drops, but the question is when?
I think if more people see severe floater simulations, more people will donate. In 2000 we didn't have any floater simulations, I think, and we do now, so it's easier for us to raise awareness now.
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