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Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by 100after9, May 20, 2011.

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  1. 100after9

    100after9 TS Member

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    Hey I hope someone can help!!!just got some news today .. for a few months my husband has been dealing with for lack of better terms a bubble filled with fluid on the back of his retina. Good news is the fluid went away, but the bubble caused a scare to form. What it does is cause an area that he can't see through... he is a right handed 1 eye shooter. Any options so if he shoots 2 eyed he doesn't cross fire.. only other option is to learn to shoot left handed...He is very upset and wants to continue to shoot. Hope someone can help. The docs say they can't do anything.
     
  2. paul7177

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    Was he diagnosed with PVD? I had that in both eyes at different times and it does mostly clear up with time. It is part of getting older and is very common.
     
  3. miketmx

    miketmx Well-Known Member

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    If the scar doesn't go away he could get a cross/over gun stock made or he could try the Don Carey Side Sighter; both devices allow him to shoot right handed but use his left eye.
     
  4. sagedog

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    I am left eye dominate any my right eye is blurey with my glasses on. I use the longest easy hit green sight they make and shoot with both eyes open. I am a right handed shooter and have tried lefty can't do it but that's me. I can still shot in the 90's and for me I am happy.
    Tom
     
  5. GBatch_25

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    If your husband hasn't seen a retinal opthalmologist, that's the first thing I'd do. If he's seen one and gotten that opinion, I'd suggest finding another retina specialist for a second opinion. Don't know where you live, but if you are in a major metro area, like Chicago, I can recommend Wheaton Eye Clinic in Wheaton, IL. I was told several years ago by one retina specialist that the scar tissue on my retina was permanent. Dr. John Gieser fixed that and I began shooting again. BTW, I only have 1 good eye, so this was critical for me.

    Don't stop looking for some help.

    Also, abide by some advice passed to me. When looking for an attorney, find an older experienced one. When looking for a Doctor in a critical situation, find a young one who is familiar with all the latest techniques.

    Gene Batchelar
    Wheaton, IL
     
  6. Dickgshot

    Dickgshot Well-Known Member

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    I have the same situation. Scarring in my right eye which interfers with my vision. I shoot right handed with two eyes and find it doesn't affect the eye dominance at all. I don't always see the target well, but I never have a problem with the left eye taking over.

    I feel that one things that helps me is that I shoot a flat ribbed gun and
    see a lot of rib and space between the beads.
     
  7. birdogs

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    Because of eye problems I converted to shooting left handed after more than 50 years of shooting righty. It is cloumsy at first and you have to think about such things as foot position etc. You also have to coordinate your hand movemets in loading.

    It is not too difficult as I have met many shooters at the Grand who have done it as well.
     
  8. 100after9

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    Thank you so much for you help
     
  9. Ajax

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    Find a Retina specialist. Just because one says he can't do anything doesn't mean someone else can't. I went to two before one said he could fix the trouble with my eyes.

    If nothing can be done the switch is not as hard as you think.
    I had to switch over due to a shoulder injury for about a year. At first I thought I would never learn to shoot from the other side. After I got over the mind set that I couldn't do it, it started to get a lot better. I carried a 98 ave in singles from the right side only dropped a few birds ave from the left. What I did notice I did not run any 100 that year but I did do some 99's. But I was still competitive.

    Good luck,
    Ajax
     
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