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The ophthalmologist

Feike Gerbrandy completed his training as an ophthalmologist in 2007 at the AMC hospital, which is associated with the University of Amsterdam. His specializations are: dry eyes (sicca), macula degeneration, glaucoma, cataract surgery and laser treatment of floaters.

Feike Gerbrandy Oogarts OMC Amstelland Floaterlaser Amsterdam

Laser treatment of vitreous floaters

In 2009, Feike Gerbrandy was one of the first to start treatment of vitreous floaters by use of a laser (floater laser). In 2012, he participated in a fellowship with Dr. Scott Geller, one of the founders of floater laser technology. In 2011, Gerbrandy founded his own Floater Laser eye clinic, OMC Amstelland. This turned out to be so successful that patients came to see him from all over the country, and globe. Having performed thousands of treatments and around 2 million floater-directed laser shots, Dr. Gerbrandy is amongst the most experienced floater laser specialists worldwide. Treatment results are included in scientific studies and numerous series were published at large scientific conferences such as ESCRS (Istanbul 2011, Amsterdam 2013), American Academy (2012 en 2013) and Nederlands Oogheelkundig Congres (Dutch Ophthalmologic Congress) (2011 through 2018).

Interview with Dr. Gerbrandy

Memberships & Publications

ISVLS (International Society of Vitreous Laser Surgery)

In 2012, Feike Gerbrandy, Scott Geller en James Johnson founded the ISVLS in order to work closely together and do research. This has resulted in a number of presentations at international congresses. The ISVLS board currently consists of Geller, Gerbrandy and Carlo Orione (Italy).

Lectures

  • YAG laser is effective and safe enough to be the treatment of first choice for vitreous floaters. Scientific poster at ESCRS wintermeeting 2011. SJF Gerbrandy
  • Floaterlaser van Weiss Ring, freepaper NOG Maastricht 2012
  • Complications of YAG Vitreolysis. Scientific poster at American Academy of Ophthalmology 2012, Chicago USA   Scott Geller, Feike Gerbrandy, John Karickhoff
  • Floaterlaser resultaat van 500 ogen, freepaper NOG Groningen 2013
  • 1e NOG Floater cursus, scientific course NOG Groningen 2013
  • Safety of floater laser or YAG vitreolysis, the learning curve of 500 eyes, Scientific Poster at ESCRS 2013, Amsterdam   Feike Gerbrandy
  • YAG laser treatment for retained lens particle in anterior chamber, Scientific Video at ESCRS 2013 Amsterdam, Feike Gerbrandy
  • YAG vitreolysis, results of a large prospective case series, Free Paper at ESCRS 2013 Amsterdam, Feike Gerbrandy
  • Floaterlaser Course: Cases, lecture course at ISVLS conference 2014, Taormina
  • Floaterlaser course: Complications, lecture course at ISVLS conference 2015, Sicily
  • 2e NOG Floater cursus: NOG 2016, cursus over behandeling van glasvochttroebelingen samen met netvlieschirurgen C. van der Windt (Tiel) F.Goezinne (UMC Maastricht) en K.Overdam (Oogziekenhuis Rotterdam)
  • 3e NOG Floater cursus: NOG 2017 Maastricht, cursus over behandeling van glasvochttroebelingen samen met netvlieschirurgen C. van der Windt (Tiel) V. Hoppenreijs (Deventer) en K.Brasse (Eibergen)
  • 4e NOG Floater cursus: NOG 2018 Groningen

Memberships

  • Member of the Dutch Ophthalmologist Society (NOG)
  • Founder and board member of the ISVLS (International Society of Vitreous Laser Surgery)
  • Member of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
  • Member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology
  • BIG number for Dr. Gerbrandy: 69050279001.  (SJF Gerbrandij BIG register).

Publications by Feike Gerbrandy

  • A comparison of the direct outcomes of percutaneous needle fasciotomy and limited fasciectomy for Dupuytren’s disease: a 6-week follow-up study. Journal of Hand Surgery 2006 May-Jun;31(5):717-25. van Rijssen AL, Gerbrandy SJF, Ter Linden H, Klip H, Werker PM.
  • Endoscopic and trans-fornix removal of a giant orbital-ethmoidal osteoma.  Orbit. 2007 Dec;26(4):299-301 SJF Gerbrandy, P Saeed, Fokkens WJ
  • Mycobacterium bovis endophthalmitis from Bacillus Calmette-Guerin (BCG) immunotherapy for bladder cancer.
  • SJF Gerbrandy, LC Schreuders, MD de Smet, Ocular Immunology and Inflammation, Vol 16 Issue 3 2008, 95-97

Publications in the Literature

  • Shah CP, Heier JS. YAG Laser Vitreolysis vs Sham YAG Vitreolysis for Symptomatic Vitreous Floaters A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA 2017;135(9) …
  • Safety of Vitrectomy for Floaters. American Journal of Ophthalmology Volume 151, Issue 6, June 2011, Pages 995-998 H. Stevie Tan, a, , Marco Muraa, Sarit Y. Lesnik Obersteina and Heico M. Bijla
  • Longterm follow-up of pars plana vitrectomy for vitreous floaters: complications, outcomes and patient satisfaction. Acta Ophthalmol. 2011 Mar;89(2):159-65. doi: 10.1111/j.1755-3768.2009.01682.x. Schulz-Key S, Carlsson JO, Crafoord S.
  • [Retinal injury following ND-Yag laser treatment of symptomatic vitreous floaters.]Baillif S, Paoli V, Francheschetti C, Gastaud P.
  • J Fr Ophtalmol. 2011 Apr 18. [Epub ahead of print] French. No abstract available.
  • [Surgical solution to vitreous floaters visual problem]. Martínez-Sanz F, Velarde JI, Casuso P, Fernández-Cotero JN. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2009 May;84(5):259-62. Spanish.
  • Eye (Lond). 2002 Jan;16(1):21-6. Nd:YAG vitreolysis and pars plana vitrectomy: surgical treatment for vitreous floaters. Delaney YM, Oyinloye A, Benjamin L.The Department of Ophthalmology, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK.\
  • Bull Soc Belge Ophtalmol. 2001;(280):15-9. Eligibility criteria for Nd-YAG laser treatment of highly symptomatic vitreous floaters. Vandorselaer T, Van De Velde F, Tassignon MJ.University Hospital Antwerp, Department of Ophthalmology, Wilrijkstraat 10, B-2650
  • Klin Oczna. 1998;100(3):155-7. [Use of Nd:YAG laser in treatment of vitreous floaters]. [Article in Polish] Toczołowski J, Katski W.
  • Br J Ophthalmol. 1993 Aug;77(8):485-8. Treatment of vitreous floaters with neodymium YAG laser.
  • Tsai WF, Chen YC, Su CY.Department of Ophthalmology, Father Fox Memorial Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China.
  • Resultaten van floaterlaser (dr Gerbrandy): Deze resultaten zijn gepresenteerd op de ESRS in Istanbul, een Europees congres feb 2011.http://www.floaterforum.com/yag-floaterlaser-istanbul-2011/
  • Resultaten Studies Vitrectomie floaters: Safety of Vitrectomy for Floaters. American Journal of Ophthalmology Volume 151, Issue 6, June 2011, Pages 995-998 H. Stevie Tan, a, , Marco Muraa, Sarit Y. Lesnik Obersteina and Heico M. Bijlaa Department of Ophthalmology, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands Accepted 2 January 2011. Available online 31 March 2011.
  • Martínez-Sanz F, Velarde JI, Casuso P, Fernández-Cotero JN. Arch Soc Esp Oftalmol. 2009 May;84(5):259-62. Spanish.
  • Delaney YM, Oyinloye A, Benjamin L.The Department of Ophthalmology, Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, UK.
  • Bull Soc Belge Ophtalmol. 2001;(280):15-9. Eligibility criteria for Nd-YAG laser treatment of highly symptomatic vitreous floaters.
  • Vandorselaer T, Van De Velde F, Tassignon MJ.University Hospital Antwerp, Department of Ophthalmology, Wilrijkstraat 10, B-2650 Ede
  • Klin Oczna. 1998;100(3):155-7. [Use of Nd:YAG laser in treatment of vitreous floaters]. [Article in Polish] Toczołowski J, Katski W. Source II Kliniki Okulistyki AM w Lublinie.
  • Br J Ophthalmol. 1993 Aug;77(8):485-8. Treatment of vitreous floaters with neodymium YAG laser.
  • Tsai WF, Chen YC, Su CY.Department of Ophthalmology, Father Fox Memorial Hospital, Tainan, Taiwan, Republic of China.

FLOATERS/MOUCHES VOLANTES

People with floaters (mouches volantes) see one or more spots floating in their vision. Depending on where they are located, a floater can hinder daily life. You can get used to some floaters, while others can be highly intrusive.

THE TREATMENT

You can go to the OMC Amstelland ophthalmic clinic for cataract surgery or treatment of eye floaters. All treatments take place in the form of a day treatment and take place in our eye clinic in Diemen.

WHAT DOES IT COST?

The Healthcare Institution Netherlands (Zorginstituut Nederland) has decided that floater laser treatment can not be offered as insured healthcare. We can only offer the treatment as uninsured care.

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