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Do You Have Eye Floaters?

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by JBrooks, Aug 18, 2008.

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  1. JBrooks

    JBrooks TS Member

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    A couple of weeks ago there was a thread about eye floaters and following some links I found a Dr. in Orange County CA who treats them with a laser like a couple of docs back East. I had a long conversation with him and will be glad to put up some comments if there is any interest. My question is do you have a floater problem that interferes with your shooting, reading, etc?
     
  2. mrskeet410

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    Doc told me it was due to a high sperm count.
     
  3. smsnyder

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    I just had a detached retina with lots and lots of floaters. One day operation and floaters are gone. Eye drops 4 times a day. 2 weeks to recover. Yes, it does effect your shooting big time.
     
  4. smsnyder

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    hoosier daddy, i believe that is what was done to me.
     
  5. BDodd

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    I've had troublesome floaters in the right (major) eye for years and getting worse. They do interfere with my shooting and reading, even at the computer and especially once noticed. My eye doc., an MD, said both the laser and having the viteous fluid drained and replaced were too iffy to consider in my case but he's not a shooter and always tells me how his eyes require about the same Rx as mine but he only wears glasses to read and maybe TV but I wear mine all day, every day, and pay for Rx lenses from Decot. So, what's not necessary to him clearly is approaching necessary to me. We will have a serious talk at the time of the next visit, not that long off....breakemall.....Bob Dodd
     
  6. yvonne

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    I too had eye floaters. They bothered me for a couple of years, but I found they're better now. I used to think about them constantly...Was always looking for them and thought they interferred with my vision and shooting. I closed one eye and looked for them in the other. They bothered me on sunny days or when I was reading.
    Now I have a new ache or pain or a sister with Cancer and the floaters don't bother me at all anymore. Did they get better or do I have other problems that made me not notice them any more? Maybe it takes alittle more focus on other things to get over them....cause I did!
     
  7. hoggy

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    I got 'em big time (both eyes) and they do affect both shooting and reading. My doctor told me there was nothing that can be done but she's a VA doctor so that may be why they can't or won't do anything. There's a bigger one in my left eye looks like a big hairy spider and sometimes I jump/get startled because it looks like there's a big spider running on counter top right in front of me. Hate it when that happens.
     
  8. Coogan1

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    ive got the floaters but to tell you the truth ive never really noticed them when shooting. I notice them at the computer and when reading, but ive never missed a bird and said "damn floaters!". maybe it does hurt my shooting and i just dont know it.

    Chris Coogan
     
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    Hoggy, I had a bad floater in my dominant right eye and 5 different optomologist told me there was nothing to be done, but Dr. Calvin Mein in San Antonio, Tx checked it out and a few days of Antibiotic and in and out of the Surgery on the same day Antibiotics for a week after the procedure and never any problem , He does that procedure on a weekly basis. He knows what he is doing, also he has a brother in Kansas that is a Trap shooter. Best thing that I have had in the last few years.
    Bob Roberts
     
  10. Bruce Specht

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    I've got em and the the doc tells me it's a part of aging and unless it gets worse to leave it alone. She is an MD and surgeon she has me in every 6 months to monitor the floaters and an enlarged optic nerve in my left eye.
     
  11. Quack Shot

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    I have some in both eyes and it does not seem to bother me. They make no difference when shooting. The eye doc says not to worry about them, so I don't.
     
  12. smsnyder

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    The operation was well worth it to remove floaters. My insurance company paid about about $1500.00 for one day procedure. This eye doctor group that is in pittsburgh is outstanding. People go there from all over the country, They did my catract operation as well. My floaters were so bad i felt like there was black fly's or nats flying around inside my car. Very hard to concentrate on a clay target.
     
  13. Big Heap

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    Advice I received from a long-time trapshooting friend who is a physician.

    "If you have a vitreous detachment there are"usually"some accompanying manifestations ie.halos around lights and a sense there is something way out in the periphery of your visual field on the lateral (outside) aspect.

    If you are going to see someone I would suggest an ophthalmologist as optometrists aren't too sharp at detecting tiny retinal detachments and if you ever have a retinal detachment it's essential you have a clear pathway to see a retinal specialist as soon as possible.

    When I had "vitreous detachments" there were myriad floaters plus the other symptoms mentioned in paragraph one.This could be nothing significant but it would probably be nice to be reassured."
     
  14. Andy44

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    "Doc told me it was due to a high sperm count. "

    Someone is into kinky sex! :}
     
  15. hoggy

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    Thanks for the info all. I'll ask my doctor again when my cateracts get bad enough to remove.
     
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    I have had them for years and with diabetes they are getting worse. I sometimes swat a bug flying around me that really isn't a bug at all but a floater. They are much worse on bright sunny days and do affect my shooting. Retinal eye specialist says to live with them as long as I can stand it. Cataracts are also a real problem on bright sunny days. In direct sunlight Doc says my 20/25 vision in right eye can deteriorate to 20/90 in direct sunlight. Kind of explains how somedays the shooting is pretty good and other days a mystery. JRM
     
  17. gun fitter

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    Jim Are you having your eyes done. I would be interested in the results. Did the Dr. give you any information about safety? Incidence of infection healing complications and the overall effect on visual acuity. If this is safe and effective it could be a god send to many I would like to know.

    I'm serious and it't one of your better posts.

    Joe
     
  18. W.P.T.

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    mrskeet410,

    How did you get sperm in your eye, thought you skeetie guys always slapped each other on the butt ..? This has to be something new ..? WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  19. blizzard

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    I'm 35 and I've had them since I was 12. They are definitely getting worse in my right eye. I'm going to have to do something soon.
     
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    I don't plan to do anything until I must. JRM
     
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