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Old 12-12-17, 11:59 AM   #11
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Welcome to geezerdom aye! I have this also, it can cause the retina to detach which means blindness if not repaired fairly quick.
My 1st indication was a flash of light while in the dark in the right corner of my right eye.
I first thought I was seeing lighting in the distance. After understanding it was in my eye I called an eye doc and was told rush in and get it checked it can be an indication of the beginning of a detached retina!
After seeing a Retina specialist it was determined my Retina was fine, this has been maybe 5 years ago at least, time is on a run away train it seems.
I also was told it would probably resolve on it's own or maybe not. Well I still have the flashing light in that eye hmm.
I was told to watch for any increase in floaters or loss of peripheral vision and to come in immediately if this happens. Good luck with yours FP!
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Old 12-12-17, 12:57 PM   #12
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Default vitreous detachment

The guideline for retinal detachment is if you see lighting bolts vs. simple flashes off to the sides. If you see lighting then get to the eye doc - now.


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Old 12-12-17, 01:54 PM   #13
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Be sure you follow the doc's orders to the letter and do not hesitate to call with any question you have or unexpected events. The part about avoiding strain is especially critical. A lot of eye tissue is very soft and very wet and tears easily without a constant eye fluid (vitreous humor) pressure.
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Old 12-12-17, 04:13 PM   #14
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preacher,
I'm not sure where you live. I know some of the best retina surgeons in the southeast if you ever need a second opinion or want to try a different doc.
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Old 12-12-17, 08:22 PM   #15
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Thanks for all the prayers and well wishes, folks!
I am on my way to full recovery, being covered in prayer and the love of all around me. I am seeing (according to my regular eye Dr) one of the best retina specialists in the state, Dr. Iyer. I saw him for over an hour yesterday, and will be back before him Thursday.
I am on light duty at work, so no lifting in my future for at least a week.
wtb, the increase in floaters and their size and darkness was the first symptom. My peripheral so far is good, actually clearer than directly in front of me. No flashing lights, strobes, fireworks, or lightening bolts.
eyeflyfish, all my Drs are in Athens. So far, no problems.

The older I get, the more specialists I help support.
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Old 12-12-17, 11:20 PM   #16
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Well wishing your way.

Sun gazing has exceptional health benefits especially with myopia and cataracts. When I'm outside fishing I'll take a gander into the sun mostly to charge and decalcify my pineal gland. Not directly but through my eyelids. Did some research after the eclipse...and tried it out as a goof and although my vision is still horrible, I have noticed I'm not wearing my glasses as much.
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Old 12-14-17, 04:40 PM   #17
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I just got home from follow up visit with retina Dr. Vision actually decreased because of floaters in the eye. Gotta go back Monday, surgery still on the table. I 'll know more Monday.
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There is a large, I mean LARGE, difference between a vitreous detachment and a retina detachment. The first can lead to the other. The floaters can sometimes be taken care of with a laser, other times with a relatively small vitrectomy. Take care preacher.
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Old 12-21-17, 12:46 PM   #19
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Visit to retina spec Monday went well. But not so good since. Sitting in his office now waiting to be seen. Vision not clearing and actually decreased since Monday
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OK, here goes

Good news is no detachment or tear of the retina. Bad news is....

Saw Dr. Iyer this afternoon, he could see the bleed in my left eye/retina. So, I now have an appointment for Tuesday Dec 26 (Merry Christmas to me) at Piedmont Athens Regional for retina surgery to cauterize the blood vessel. I'll be out of work about 2 weeks. My left eye right now is about useless, but I'll be back in the saddle again in a couple of weeks..Thanks for the prayers and well wishes. It ain't over yet.
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