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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by wbill, Oct 2, 2009.

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  1. wbill

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    Has anyone out there got floaters and had the Yag laser surgery to get rid of them? If so how well did it work? Bill
     
  2. ljutic231

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    I had a bad floater in my right eye and 5 eye Doc's. said live with it. There is a Dr. Calvin Mein in San Antonio, tx that removed mine. all he does is put you to sleep and removes the fluid in the eye and maintains the pressure and replaces the fluid. The eye will regenerate the natural fluid in about 24 hrs. The people that I have talked to did not reecommend the laser type as all that does is breaks them up, then you have a lot of little one's. you wear a patch for 24 hrs and that's it. If I had another I would not hesitate to have it done again.
    Bob Roberts
     
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    I see a macular specialist frequently since I became a diabetic. The specialist I see doesn't recommend the fluid exchange until the floaters get so bad you can no longer perform necessary tasks. There are risks. JRM
     
  4. b12

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    I've had floaters in both eyes for several years and didn't know that was uncommon. The last time my eye doctor said my you have those floates all over your eyes. He asked me if It bothered me and I said I never thought about it. I dought if I try to do anything about it. It don't seem to bother me when shooting. b12
     
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    I have a large floater in the central vision of my right eye. It, and other floaters, are definitely affecting my shooting. I will be going to get all my floaters yagged soon.

    Thank you,
    Longshooter
     
  6. wbill

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    Longshooter, I have the same problem with right eye and the left eye is not as bad. Who have you picked to do the surgery? I have two doctors in mine.Bill
     
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    My floater makes it look like a mouse is running across the floor when I turn my head quickly. Kind of aggrivating. But who are you going to trust? A trained eye doctor familiar with your condition & history, or some people on a trap forum?
     
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    This doctor, in the url above.

    I have conversed with him via email. He will also talk with you on the phone, if you so desire. Watch the videos, and read his site first.

    Thank you,
    Longshooter
     
  9. wbill

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    Longshooter are you going to have your's done? If so I would like to here from you afterwards. Bill
     
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    I developed a bunch of floaters in both eyes about 8 years ago. They were very disturbing when I first got them, but, as my doctor suggested, you tend to get used to them over time. Your brain somehow learns how to ignore them. I still see them if I look for them, or occasionally I will see a non-existent bug fly through my vision, but it is a very MINOR annoyance.

    If your floaters have recently appeared, get to an opthamologist ASAP because sometimes they can be a sign of serious eye problems. In my case, I had 2 tears in my left retina which had to be repaired by laser.

    Before going for surgery for floaters, I would wait at least a year and see if you learn to ignore them as I have.
     
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    Longshooter. That is a fascinating video. Thanks
     
  12. scooterbum

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    ("Before going for surgery for floaters, I would wait at least a year and see if you learn to ignore them as I have.")

    You do not ignore them, your eye learns to "look around them". In the shooting sports, this is not quite good enough. They are still there, still interfering. For me, that means my eyesight switching from right to left eye, at the most inopportune time, like when tracking the target, resulting in a missed target.

    I am certain that most of the targets I am missing are floater related.

    Thank you,
    Longshooter
     
  13. AveragEd

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    I was diagnosed with "floaters" for years until eye doctor #7 accurately determined that I have Post Vitreous Detachment (PVD), a loosening of the lining of the eyeball. If you have falling "cloudy snowflakes" in your vision or it looks as if you are looking through a fog either in every direction or just one, your "floaters" could be PVD.

    PVD sufferers are looking through small particles of what can best be described as clear plastic wrap. Sometimes, those particles can refract the image of the what you are looking at, causing you to hit ahead of a target when you thought you might have been behind it, under it when you thought you might be high on it or miss one that looked good. The doctor who discovered my condition told me it could worsen, improve or stay the same but my optometrist told me it would probably improve with time and it appears he was right. Last winter and spring, I struggled to break 20 on a trap but lately, I've had several scores in the high 90s and one 100.

    Make sure YOU are being diagnosed correctly.

    Ed
     
  14. PerazziBigBore

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    Ed.. that sounds like what I have.. Dr. said it can't be fixed.. but they might be able to slow it down.. I have good days and bad.. Sometimes in my right eye..it looks like I'm looking thru wax paper.. Then.. the recoil sturs up the floaters.. Many a target I broke shooting at the "blind spot"..
     
  15. wbill

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    My floaters have been going on for years. But sense I have had cataract surgery they are more visable and drive me nuts when I'm trying to shoot.Bill
     
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    I developed floaters suddenly about a year ago. Looked it up & got worried about retinal detachment, went to a retinal specialist immediately. He found no detachment, but found and repaired a couple of retinal tears, using cryoplasty. He suggested not shooting for a couple of mos. He,too, said " learn to live with them". Right eye only, RH shooter, floaters don't bother me when way down on gunstock, but no way to shoot with head upright because of them. Bothersome when reading & watching TV. Like to get rid of them, what was the price for YAG treatment??
     
  17. wbill

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    Price of Yag Laser was about $1450 per eye plus the examination and mapping of the eye which brings the total to about $3600. The good part is insurance will pay for a good bet of it. There is two doctors that do the Yag. One is in Virgina and the other is in Florida. And both are about the same price.
     
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