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Laser to get rid of Floaters

Discussion in 'Shooting Related Threads' started by stilltrying, Jan 16, 2013.

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  1. stilltrying

    stilltrying Member

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    A search of the web shows that there are at least three Doctors in the USA that can easily get rid of certain floaters with a laser treatment. I have one which looks like a big brown island floating around my eye. Has anyone had this procedure done? Would you recommend it to others to have it done.
     
  2. Pipe Layer

    Pipe Layer Well-Known Member

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    I had mine sucked out with a needle as I watched at a specialist in Lex. Ky. They sucked all the fluid out and replaced with saline.No big deal.
    TD
     
  3. JACK

    JACK Well-Known Member Supporting Vendor

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    I was plagued with floaters until my eyes went thru "vitreous detachment". NOw I get a bit of vitreous fuzz very near the center of my right dominant eye. It hangs just to the left. Good luck
     
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    I've been diagnosed with Posterior Vitreous Detachment in my right eye. It's been described as a gel mass that is behind the retina that blurs my vision and there are multiple floaters. Its like looking through saran wrap. I will totally lose the target as I'm swinging to it and when that happens I don't pull the trigger.

    My doctor suggested that I wait 6 months to see what happens. They can do a procedure where they suck out the gel but there is a big chance that cataracts will develop.

    Terry, how long ago did you have it done and have there been any issues with the procedure?

    Jim W
     
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    Jim,
    There's a big chance cataracts will form anyway and that surgery is one of the most common and most successful there is. I just had one done. I'm not sure I would let that hold me back if the floaters were more than slightly annoying.
    Dave
     
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    CalvinMD Well-Known Member

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    Currently developing floaters but have Keratoconus in my right eye also after Lasix..nothing can or will be done in my case until cataract removal is needed at which time they may also do a corneal transplant..I go to Wilmer Eye Clinic of Johns Hopkins and am hoping advances come to correct my issues as well..the floaters and wearing the hard contact is unbearable at times
     
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    I've had cataract surgery in both eyes 2+

    years ago.I get occasional floaters in both eyes,

    Dr. said they will dissapear in time and they have.

    Good Luck

    Jim
     
  8. stilltrying

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    My floaters are from detachment also. The Doctor at this web site looks promising. www.eyefloaters.com
     
  9. Pipe Layer

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    It's been almost a year and no problems.I had a gel mass and my eye would go completely black.Sucked that stuff right out of there.

    TD
     
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    claybrdr Well-Known Member

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    I have a partial vitreous detachment and floaters. Fortunately the "light flashes" have stopped for the most part and the floaters seem to be clearing up as my doctor said they probably would.
     
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    I had a vitrectomy in September to remove cloud like floaters. I have now lost all vision in that eye due to a very rapid forming cataract. I am scheduled for surgery in February, but there could be complications due to the type of cataract. I reccomend doing some research on cataract surgery following a vitrectomy.
     
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    How bad must the cataract be to get it removed.
    I also have this blob in my right eye no one told me about until I saw this last DR,he asked me how long its been there. My shooting went from great to fair no reason was ever found until now, a calcium deposit that interferes in certain positions. Thanks for help Lee
     
  13. stilltrying

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    It seems like a vitrectomy (where they remove the fluid and replace it with something else) has too many potential side effects. If I am a good candidate I think I will go with the laser treatment. It is the least scary. I want to be able to read a book and shoot trap without a big brown blob in the middle of my vision.
     
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