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My Eye went Screwy
« on: June 19, 2014, 10:11:31 PM »
Screwy in that about mid-morning I suddenly had many floaters and some flashing in my left eye.  I figured that it was the heat, but I was in the shade under the umbrella and was well hydrated.  I looked down at my arm and it was covered with black spots.  I tried to brush them off, except there were no spots there.  They were in my eye.

I thought that I was having a stroke or something and then thought of the eye situation that Jeff had.  I called the Eye Dr. and they would work me in.

No torn or detached retina, but a Vitreous Separation, which is caused mostly by Birthdays.  There is nothing to do or that can be done at this point.  Scary stuff.  Just keep on keeping on and go back in one month...$$$$

I lost a half day of sawing.   :-\
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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2014, 10:17:57 PM »
Sorry to here that Lynn,  keep us posted....Tim
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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 10:31:55 PM »
Sorry to hear this and hope it clears up.
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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 10:35:32 PM »
Scary stuff indeed ...  So are you still seeing spots or was it just temporary?
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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2014, 05:42:37 AM »
Take it Easy . . . maybe only work 10 hours today
We have a lot of good boys and girls in harms way
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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2014, 06:44:05 AM »
Stress can cause eye problems (among others) too!

Maybe take a "relaxing" day off once in a while!

Keep up with the Dr visits Lynn!  ;)
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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2014, 06:47:26 AM »
That is too bad. Wife has a floater. Nothing like what you have. With hers it comes and goes. And as with yours,nothing can be done for it.
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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2014, 06:49:51 AM »
Aint getting old fun?
Have had floaters for several years now.
My doc says gravity will take care of them in due time, but due time I aint got any more.
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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2014, 07:24:03 AM »
I shoot right hand, but because of an old right eye injury, my left eye is my best eye.

It was flashing "lights" last night, and is wacko this morning with floaters.
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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2014, 07:28:16 AM »
I know exactly what you are going through Lynn.  Mine ended up with a torn retina and eye surgery early this spring.  I'm learning to live with the black spots, but it makes it tough telling which are the real black flies and skeeters while in the U.P.    Hang in there.
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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2014, 08:58:34 AM »
I can help you, Jeff, the black flies and skeeters are the ones that bite.   8)
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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2014, 10:23:46 AM »
Hang in there MM.... that doesn't sound like one bit of fun to me!
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« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2014, 09:06:25 PM »
Take care of your eyes.  We don't get a second chance with them.   Hope you are able to recover fully.
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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2014, 09:45:59 PM »
Sorry to learn about your eye problem, Lynn.  Sure hope that there's improvement on the horizon.  Eyes are pretty tender parts of our anatomy.  Easy to injure and they come with potential built in problems as well.  And you can see that the problems are not tnat unusual.  Perhaps you'll remember that I lost the direct vision in my left eye (August 2013).  Jeff suffered a serious problem and now you.  Mine was a mini stroke in my optic nerve. Nothing has changed, as in no improvement for me.

Folks should enjoy having vision and depth perception, among other things.  It's difficult living without them, but I still feel fortunate, as I have friends who are dealing with much worse issues than I am experiencing.

Wishing the best for you.

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« Reply #14 on: June 20, 2014, 11:39:55 PM »
That sucks.  Sorry.  :(

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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2014, 07:25:11 AM »
The flash on the left side is still there as well as the "new" floaters.  I can manage OK with this and hopefully it does not get worse.  If there are no changes, I go back to the ophthalmologist in a month.  If it changes, then sooner.
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« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2014, 09:45:19 AM »
Lynn,
Sorry to hear this.  Of all the issues associated with getting longer in the tooth, the decline of my eyesight is by far the most bothersome to me. After reading this, I will no longer complain! I wish you the best.

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« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2014, 10:36:20 AM »
I was told by doc that if flashes occurred it could be detached retina very serious and was told to get to him or OR ASAP
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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2014, 01:18:58 PM »
Yup, same thing here.  He said that if anything changed, to come in.  He said that my flashed were caused when the Vitreous tore loose.  There is no doubt whatsoever that an event took place in my left eye Thursday AM.

I hope that it will stabilize and I will not have to go through what Jeff had to endure.  But if so, then I will.  My FIL lost the sight in his only eye from a detached retina making him totally blind, so I know full well how serious it is.
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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2014, 02:47:45 PM »
So sorry to hear about your eye problems. My thoughts are with you and hope you have a good outcome.
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