Charger, had the samething happen to me. Started bout 2yrs ago. Doc said cataracs. After talking to fellows on here I had implants put in when removing the cataracs. No more glassed and no more cataracs. I have 20/20. I have wore glasses since the 8th grade. Implants are not that expensive. Quick about 10 min. per eye and cost for the implants are about the same a lasik. I can't believe the results. Bill
Yep. Been fighting it since 2005. It took seven visits to different eye doctors before the condition was diagnosed as Post Vitreous Detachment (PVD). It is a peeling of the lining of the eyeball and sometimes blinking the eye or shaking the head can clear it temporarily. There is a surgical procedure to correct it but it comes with a 30% chance of blindness.
It can also cause the image being looked at to be refracted. Targets are not exactly where they appear to be - you can think you are too far ahead of an angle but break the back end off of it or too high on one and chip its bottom or think you are right on one and miss it completely. You can also think you horribly mispointed one and reduce it to dust but the other scenarios are more common, unfortunately. The condition took me from Class AAA to partying when I stay in the 90s at singles.
Your doctors will probably prescribe Restasis and other prescription eye drops to control the dry eye condition that PVD can cause. Been there, done that and my eyes still discharge a fluid - watery from the left and greasy from the right. An allegist currently has me using an anti-allergy eye drop in the right one.
I hope I'm wrong in your case and the other guys are right. Good luck!
Roger, That's scary. I just had cataract surgery on my right eye 6 weeks ago. I sent Ed a PM regarding his experience. Sometimes you see good and sometimes you don't. Oh well, keep trying and enjoy my friend.
You have the same problem as me, I had retinal detachment, big cloud keeps floating around in the right eye, and yes right after I call for a target what a bummer. All you guys that have good vision with out all the flack in your eyes consider you selves fortunate and thank god you can still shoot.
The link for my favorite source for all medical questions is shown above. I have a problem with eye floaters and the article makes it sound like PVD as Ed described is a fairly common age related thing. I have no plans for floater only vitrectomy surgery even if I could find an Opthalmologist in my area who would be willing to perform the surgery.
miketmx, My DR. asked if the floaters bothered me, to which I replied no. I don't think I have them bad-yet. If you think we have vision problems, I came across a middle aged lady yesterday in a crowd with her seeing eye dog. Makes you feel pretty well Blessed that we can still shoot, joke, and enjoy what we do. Enjoy it while we can, Bob