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Eye floaters

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wlc, May 11, 2012.

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  1. wlc

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    I'd like to her from shooters who have had problems with large blob floaters. I had problems last year and it gradually got better. Now I seem to have another.
    Sometimes I am able to see around it and other times it just sits right where I want to look. Low light conditions are especially bad.

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  2. Franktri

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    I have had a mild case of floaters in my left eye (leftie shooter). Through the years, it has improved to where it really doesn't bother me. Doctors say it will improve but don't think there's anything you can do about it. I sometimes wonder if it is more of a distraction than anything else. At times I find myself kinda looking for them instead of concentrating on the bird. Good luck..
     
  3. paul7177

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    They can sometimes be broken up by a laser. I had that done by my ophthalmologist with good results.
     
  4. wlc

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    Paul, is that something that your opthalmologist specializes in? What part of the country is he located in?

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    Paul,

    Where did you have that done? Was it what they call a "Yag Laser"? I have them in both eyes and would give about anything to return to "normal".

    Thanks for any response.
     
  6. paul7177

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    He does many types of surgery. Yes, I believe it was what is called a YAG laser.
    He said it requires a special lens for the laser that will focus on the blob floating in the eye.

    He is in Sinking Spring, PA. Dr Campanella.

    I have seen reference to other ophthalmologists who can also do this. perhaps a Yahoo search will turn one up in your area.
     
  7. wlc

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    Thanks for the information. I'll check it out.
     
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    My retina specialist says "learn to love'em"
     
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    EuroJoe,

    No disrespect but a lot of so called specialists say that because they don't have a clue on the procedures that are out there to take care of this problem. The eye profession is a funny business! Most eye doctors don't believe that eye floaters are a big enough problem to even mess with, the risks outweigh the benefits. But outside the U.S. they are making extreme breakthroughs on the treatment of floaters. Mainly by streamlining a procedure called a Vitrectomy. I know it sounds serious but it's actually a pretty routine procedure and if done on an eye that doesn't have any other serious problems it can actually remove all the floaters with little or no risks. For a long time the main side effect of the procedure was cataracts but even now they are removing that risk completey. There is a lot of good info out there to read about, search it out. But unfortunately if you live in the U.S. there aren't a lot of help out there for you.
     
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    I just had Cataracts removed from both eyes, floaters got slightly worse, right eye only, which had them before.
     
  11. Ernesto1

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    My wife had cataract surgery a few years ago and was bothered by floaters. Her cataract specialist said that in severe cases they can drain the fluid in your eye removing the floaters. They then replace the fluid. This totally eliminates floaters but is risky because any surgery holds the possibility of infection.

    Darryl
     
  12. JJM

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    Check out this site<
    WWW.goodeyes.com
    They do removal of floaters every day, I had it done in Dec 2011.
    No more floaters.
    Surgery takes about five minutes, absolutly no pain.
    Suhail Alam, MD Vitreoretinal Surgeon
    One of the brightest surgeon in Phoeniz.
     
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    The Vitrectomy is a rare surgery only because of lawyers. AJ
     
  14. EuroJoe

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    Ponytail, you don't know your axx from a hole in the ground!!. Floaters are voids in the viscous fluid in your eye, and cast a shadow on your retina. Wait 'till you get'em, it won't be so amusing to you! Age related, may go away after time, getting whacked in the head with a gunbutt doesn't help! They can come on very suddenly.
     
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    WIC, I have had floaters for about 20 years. I just wait until they clear my vision point of aim. As I don't pick a point of aim it is just the general area where I am looking for the target. Every year I ask my Opthomologist(sp) and he says just wait. With the info gleaned from this site I may be done waiting. Till then, I wait until they move out of the way. Gil
     
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    Large eye floaters can be downright dangerous - such as in driving. I've had the problem in both eyes and my retina specialist performed an operation and removed them. Ignore the little spots that you can move around, but the big stuff needs help. The two operations were a few years apart. Good luck!!

    Johnpe
     
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    They can be removed. I had to have it done right after the Dixie Grand due to a blob that would move in front of my iris.They put me to sleep , numbed my eye, woke me and inserted a small straw and I watched him suck the floaters right out.Don't let anyone tell you they can not be removed! Had mine done in Lex. Ky.


    Terry Dean
     
  18. wlc

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    JJM, What type of procedure did you have done?
     
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    I've had implants put in and don't need glasses. But I've had floaters most of my life. Once on a I get what looks like a spiderweb right in front. I glance the other rway and it jumps to the directions I looked then slowlly floats back. But it soon goes away.I have learned to ingore it but it would be nice to get rid of them. Wild Bill
     
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    I had trouble with floaters for years and just tried to live with them. Hadn't given them any thoughts at all until I read this article. Now I realize that I no longer have them. Guess they do disappear.
     
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