Giant eff'n floater!!!

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  1. Minercar

    Minercar LargeDreamsSmallCapital

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    You better have a check for detached retina.
     
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    I wish I was in 6th grade!!!!!!!!!!!! Until that happens I can at least act like a 6th grader????
     
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    Captainkirk Old School Mopar Warrior

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    It's critical that you have yourself checked for a detatched retina immediately. If that is not the cause, I can tell you quite a bit about floaters. PM me if you like.
     
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    Well I'm back from the eye doc, and about 500 bucks lighter. Ordered new glasses, which are paid for, and the doc assures me that the floater is "pretty safe" and thinks it will likely break up over time. He says I am showing signs of cataracts in both eyes, which is a "new deal," as last go around I was pronounced "clean."

    They ran several tests, the retina photo thing, pressure, whatever that roving hell-of-a-bright light is, it all seems pretty thorough. No glocoma, no degeneration, retina detachment, other than the oncoming cataract thing, he say's "I'm good."
     
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      Doc also recommend I use eye drops "a lot more often."
       
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        You are a lucky man! Maybe buy a lottery ticket, you might get your $500 back!
         
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        Glad to hear that Del !
        I had cataracts so bad I couldn't drive at night as all headlights just wiped out my vision til they passed.
        I had artificial lens installed when they took care of the cataracts. I now have 20-20 vision without glasses !
         
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          I just had cataract surgery done on my left eye in June. Its an amazing difference. Its like looking at the world with a 100 watt bulb while my right eye everything looks kinda yellow. Dr said my right eye will need surgery in the future but not just yet.
           
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          I don't drive at night on two lane highways mostly because of glare. Been that way for me 15 years at least. I can handle freeways n' such
           
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          These dog gone newer bright headlights on rainy nights are terrible but most have issues with that.
           
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            Yep, all jokes aside, glad to hear it doesn't seem serious. I've noticed a serious degradation in my vision over the last 5 years... so far the docs don't seem worried, but I am. I can live without hearing, but sight? No thank you.
             
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            44070dart How the hell did I get this old

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            I had cataracts removed several years ago. Occasionally I have a dot floating around. I read where that sometimes happens, as it is a spec of blood from the laser procedure. It can be zapped if very annoying, but it isn't. Had corrective lenses inserted during the procedure :eek: ..best thing I ever did.
             
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            According to my eye surgeon, cataracts if left alone will cause Glacoma.
            Nothing to fool around with.
             
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            Off topic a little and I wish I remembered the name of the procedure but our eyes have a vent hole. Some of us as we age have a condition where the vent hole starts to close up. I’m one of those guys and luckily I changed my bad habit of not going to an eye Doctor for yearly checkups. These vent holes keep the pressure from building in your eyes and if they close up you could go blind in a short amount of time. She sent me to a specialist and he confirmed what she saw. A week later my right eye was getting a laser treatment. A week after that my left eye was done. Don’t neglect seeing a good eye Doctor guys and girls.
             
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              Not an Optometrist but an Ophthalmologist!
               
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              We talked about cataracts and I will certainly "keep an eye" on things. He mentioned that 'dry eyes' for me sure could be a problem, and recommended I step up the casual use of drops--artificial tears. New glasses are sposed to be here in a couple of weeks.
               
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              It’s heck getting old. I had some Cancer cut out of my face a year and a half ago. Now I wear a hat went at the racetrack and my 2-3 mile walks. C68EFBB6-0D12-4F18-85B2-7DCF96BD3A94.jpeg E87D2D3D-154C-4609-A2D1-EDF17A642E6F.jpeg 10C4F0A1-A7D7-40AE-BE5F-FAECE4CC5F7E.jpeg
               
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              This is how small the cancer was outside. I caught it and scheduled an appointment with my skin doctor E57657AB-6491-4A18-A337-F501070CE246.jpeg
               
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              Wow, glad it worked out well for you!!
               
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              Those lightning bolts are called Vitreous Detachment. The vitreous of the eye is shrinking and pulling away from the retina. It comes with age. When it finally breaks free, the lightning bolts disappear until the next one happens. The detachment sometimes causes floaters. That was from my Ophthalmologist when I was experiencing them a few years back.
               
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