The retinal detachment surgery market is growing at a rock solid 7% per year.

In 2015 it’s going to surge past 2 billion dollars in revenue for the first time, much to the excitement of surgeons and device manufacturers.  Well done, optometry, creating such a profitable sales funnel!


Money, money, money money money.

It’s not just retinal detachment though, which is a direct and primary consequence of axial elongation from lens-induced high myopia.

There’s also retinopathy, driving the surgery market to new heights.

NEW YORKAug. 17, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — This report on the retinal surgery devices market studies the current as well as future prospects of the market globally. Retinal surgery devices are rapidly gaining popularity in the global market due to their wide array of applications in the treatment and management of various retinal diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, macular hole and macula pucker. Retinal surgery devices are largely used for the treatment of diabetic retinopathy, as the prevalence of this disease is rapidly gaining momentum.


Has any ophthalmologist ever suggested that you get your blood sugar tested?  No?

Well great.  Retinopathy affects over 120 million people today, and it’s primary cause is sugar. Would it make sense to do a little preventative maintenance there?

Would be nice.  But mainstream medicine is about symptom treatment, not health.


Jeeves, we’ll need a bigger garage.  Can’t get my Ferraris out anymore.

This site,, is literally the only comprehensive resource online dealing with these things from all sides.  One tiny site, run by a retired Wallstreet playboy.  What does that say about the state of affairs in vision health, when Jakeface is your best hope for healthy eyes?

I’m definitely lacking in many areas.  A winning personality, handsome face, mainstream qualifications.  Writing skills.

But this is what you get.  Baby having, sleep deprived, Jake. Which wouldn’t make any difference ever, if it wasn’t also for you and your support.  The storm is quietly brewing already (up 390 supporters just this week).

That’s all you, the forum posts and e-mails, and Twitter follows, and membership $$ contributions.  Keep sharing things on social media, especially when we talk about the science, interviews, and facts the industry likes to keep quiet.  Every one of your contributions is going towards giving more people hope for healthy vision, so they can find the answers you are enjoying here today.