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About the future of my shooting. I had a diabetic eye exam today. Found out I have moderate cataracts in both
eyes and bleeding in both retinas. Was told that on a scale of one to ten with ten being the worst I am at a
four. For now it is just a wait and watch for how things progress. They want me to be retested every six months.
It must be that it sneaks up on you slowly because I haven't really noticed any real change in my vision.
 

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Cataracts aren't that big a deal but the bleeding situation is. See a specialist ASAP. Do not wait 6 months on this in my opinion. I have some serious eye issues myself.
Cataracts, but not due for removal yet. Raging glaucoma ( on 2 meds for pressure) and macular degeneration Last year I was sent to a specialist for macular & they found a torn retina, My regular eye doc missed it. Had surgery. Going back again in January & every 4 months. My end result won't be good as none of these are curable but are treatable to slow progression. DO NOT play around with this, you only have one set of eyes. Colonel
 

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As previously recommended.....find a board certified ophthalmologist who has success in treating disorders similar to yours. These docs are like trap shooters, some are better than others!
 

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Glaucoma high normal in my exam today. Monitoring it regularly, because I can't imagine losing sight.
Good luck with getting your situation under control.
 

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I had cataracts in both eyes and had them treated. Easy procedure. Had a blood vessel break in my lefft eye (shooting eye) and they hit it with a laser while awake, another simple procedure. Had diabetes for forty years now.
 

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As previously recommended.....find a board certified ophthalmologist who has success in treating disorders similar to yours. These docs are like trap shooters, some are better than others!
this is an absolute fact! I stumbled along with a well known clinic and changed to one a friend recommended. They got things straight in less than six months. Ask your friends who they see, someone will put you onto a winner.

Those bleeders can be fixed, I am not diabetic but had a bleeder in my right eye. Fixed now and I can see the balls on a bull gnat at thirty yards!
 

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Fixed now and I can see the balls on a bull gnat at thirty yards!
Do you have an assistant hold them up to the light by their little wings? I know I need help that way when looking for mothballs.
 
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Gnat nuts, moth balls. Insect pornography.
 
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Those bleeders can be fixed, I am not diabetic but had a bleeder in my right eye. Fixed now and I can see the balls on a bull gnat at thirty yards![/QUOTE]

Big Ed, I have to ask. What in heck are you doing looking at bull gnat's balls? Is this a common practice among southeast Iowa trapshooters?

Inquiring minds would like to know! lol

Hauxfan!
 

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He also got me some years ago by telling me he can tell which arm the target came off of from a LaPorte trap by the way it's spinning, clockwise or counterclockwise looking at the dimples on top of the target. Yep he's quite the fisherman, had me hook line and sinker...
 

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I’ve had eye problems too. I found that once my ophthalmologist really understood my visual needs and demands as a trapshooter, he really pulled out all stops to get me the beat vision medically possible. my advise is to really communicate clearly and openly with your doc.
Good luck and don’t give up
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Redbudd, laser retinopathy surgery and/or avastin injections can take care of the bleeder. I say this after having numerous (more than 15) of these procedures. I was an “A” class sporting clays shooter before and I’m still there. That said, I’d also recommend that you find the right retinal specialist, and that you see him every three months for a while. Some diabetics have one bout of retinopathy while others fight it throughout their lives - unfortunately I fall into the latter category. Look for an ophthalmologist with a specialty in diabetic retinal disease. They’ll be able to get you through this. If you have questions pm me. I’m happy to talk with you about the procedures.
 
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