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Eye floaters while shooting

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by Bruce Specht, Jun 10, 2011.

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  1. Bruce Specht

    Bruce Specht Well-Known Member

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    Just wondering if anyone else is having this issue? Last Wednesday while shooting a "floater" dark spot that floats tru your vision stayed in my direct line of vision blotting out the target. Blink and the floater moves off then it's back when I focused on the target the next time. I've had the floaters for some time and have seen the eye doc. Going back to her again next week, as this is concerning . My wife has had more than her share of issues (eyes) including a detached retnia. My eye doc says all we can do is watch it as there are no tears of the retnica and that the floaters are a normal part of aging. Any one have any problems or solutions?
     
  2. Las Vegas 1000

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    http://vitreousfloatersolutions.com/index.html
     
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    I`d be game for the laser treatment but I guess they can only be used on certain kinds of floaters, may need to look into that.
     
  5. smsnyder

    smsnyder Well-Known Member

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    I get floaters all the time. Just don't shoot at the floaters. LOL
     
  6. chipking

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    They are a fact of life and will never go away. There are a few things that you can do that will help some. Keep well hydrated. Take 15 - 30 minute eyes closed head back relaxed break just before shooting. Reduce your recoil any way you can. Please don't expect these to "cure" the problem but they will each help a little.

    --- Chip King ---
     
  7. luvtrapguns

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    They may never go away on their own, but they certainly can be removed. I just had vitrious detachment (lacey floaters) removed from my right eye on June 6, 2011. Two days later my vision is clear and checks out to be 20/20. Dr. says my vision will improve as eye heals. Absolutely a painless procedure except no shooting for 30 days.

    I did a lot of research on this subject prior to having it done. Risk factor was low with retina detachment being the main concern (about 1% of cases). I was assured that if indeed a retina detachment occured it could be repaired. Based on my experience to date (100% positive) I plan on having my other eye done in the near future.

    This surgical procdure was done in NE Florida but there are other locations available. Into surgical center at 10:30AM. surgery at 12:30 PM, on my way home at 1:30 PM. Absolutely no pain or discomfort. Medicare coverage made the financial impact very minor.

    If anyone would like more detail, please feel free to contact me. Marc
     
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    Had them about 8 years ago, got used to them, they must have disappeared, but then reappeared about 6 - 8 months ago in my right (shooting) eye. Posted a thread here and got lots of responses like on this thread. Saw a very respected eye specialist here locally...he said nothing could be done - get used to it. I have been ignoring it as much as possible...too darned determined not to let it bother me. At 71 yrs old, just recommend hanging in there. Best Regards, Ed
     
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    *I also am 71 yrs old but refuse to be buried in the dark ages. Something can be done. I have interviewed several that have had it done before having the procedure done myself. Too many times doctors will give mis-leading info just because they have not kept up with modern tech. It took a lot of searching to find a specialist that knew which way was up. Why settle for poor vision when you do not have to. Marc
     
  10. Bruce Specht

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    The problem is that when I concentrate on the target the floater obscures the target it is really wierd. I'm going to the eye doc this weeek I now have some questions to ask. Thanks guys!
     
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    Marc is correct. A friend of mine just had the surgery done. They do 1 eye at a time. She said the most difficult thing was convincing the doctor it was necessary. Evidently it's a surgery they don't always want to do. She had great results.
     
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    Are they orange? :)
     
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