The vitreous opacities of the eye, also known as "mouches volantes" or "floaters", can considerably reduce the quality of life of those affected by a very disturbing impairment of vision in some cases, and yet it is reported again and again that even today some doctors do not take the restrictions caused by the symptoms seriously. The reason for this is largely due to the insufficient data basis of this young field of research. A new web study by the Laser Zentrum Hannover (LZH) is now intended to help improve the state of knowledge with the help of information provided by those affected.
Are you affected from eye floaters? We cordially invite you to participate in the study and to support, among other things, the identification of possible causes and the creation of a comprehensive catalog of different manifestations. This information will help in the research and development of new therapeutic approaches, for example through the F.O.M. project " XFloater" (IGF project no. 21011 N).
Participation in the study takes about 10-20 minutes. The collection and storage of the data are anonymous and do not allow any conclusions about your person. Your e-mail address, which you can voluntarily leave at the end of the study in order to be informed directly about new findings from the study, is also stored separately. A retroactive linking of your person with the answers you have given is not possible. The data obtained will be made freely available to the scientific community upon request.
The study is sponsored by the F.O.M. and SPECTARIS, the industry association for optics, photonics, analytical and medical technology cooperating with the F.O.M.. It complements the XFloater project funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economics (BMWK) through the Industrial Cooperative Research (IGF) program with 250,000 euros, for which a project extension has been approved until Oct. 31, 2022.
Click HERE for the English version of the survey.