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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2014, 07:15:06 PM »
Take care. Hopefully things will stabilize.

I have to see the eye specialist to in August. Eye pressure is a little high for some reason.  ::)
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« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2014, 11:47:27 PM »
That sounds serious Lynn! I pray that it gets better.I think you need some down time.
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« Reply #22 on: June 22, 2014, 11:27:12 AM »
Lynn, good luck with eye problem and hope you have a complete recovery.----Don
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« Reply #23 on: June 22, 2014, 01:51:11 PM »
You only have two so take good care of them so you can keep on being da Magicman  8)
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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #24 on: June 22, 2014, 05:47:03 PM »
I was taking some sort of meds back 8 or 9 years ago that was to help my back pain by increasing the fluid volume/pressure inside the spinal column (reducing the pinched nerve pain.)  :P   It ALSO increased the level of fluid around brain and eyes, it resulted in a black spot in my left eye I still have but grew used to and a decrease in vision :-\  >:(. stupid_smiley   It (meds) was also a/an anti depressant so made me not care all that much lol ;) :)   

I was on a high dose for maybe 3 weeks prior so have you started any new or changed meds or diet in that time??

I have been having a LOT more problems reading or working on something at what would be NORMAL working distance, I need to grow LONGER arms or LONGER nose as sliding the specs down the nose helps some  ::) arg-smiley


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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #25 on: June 22, 2014, 06:47:49 PM »
Lynn
Both my wife and I have had a PVD just like you in the last 6 months.  The first 2 weeks are the biggest concern and as your doc told you any sudden changes are a concern that needs to be dealt with.  I was told after the fact to not go to the ER as they have no clue (and I can attest to that first hand) but to contact the eye docs only.  I had the flashing/lightening strikes in the periphery of the eye for 4-5 weeks as the last of the vitreous separates.  The concern is that as the vitreous continues to separate after the initial event that it could pull/tear on the retina.  That is why if you get any sudden increase/on-slot of floaters above what you currently have you must rapidly get back to the doc. After the roughly month post event checkup you should have stabilized but some folks have the lightening strikes for the rest of their life.

The good news is you will only have two of them (PVD's) that is. ;D

For anyone that has not had a PVD (Posterior vitreous detachment), as you age the likelihood goes up.  It is important to see your eye care professional immediately to evaluate the situation and the retina and then have the month post eval follow-up as well.

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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #26 on: June 22, 2014, 09:08:31 PM »
Pat went through this a few months ago.  It was especially frightening for her since her Dad had lost his eyesight due to a detached retina.  I will also admit that it is unnerving at best.

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« Reply #27 on: June 23, 2014, 08:34:57 PM »
I made it fine sawing today with no problem seeing the scale or the SetWorks display.  The new floaters are bothersome, but I tried not to pay any attention to them.  No flashes.
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« Reply #28 on: June 23, 2014, 09:19:18 PM »
Good to hear that!  smiley_thumbsup
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« Reply #29 on: June 23, 2014, 10:10:26 PM »
hope every thing gets better real soon for ya mm

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« Reply #30 on: June 23, 2014, 10:19:52 PM »
MM, sorry to about your eye worries and glad it was not a detached retina. My wife had one a few years back followed by emergency laser surgery with an extensive recovery time. She was told that she had 24 hours to have the surgery or complications would be probable. Thank God for the professional's that know their stuff!  She has taken an eye vitamin ever since, so far so good. I have a high Glocouma number that my eye professional keeps track of. Glad your doing better. Hope to see you at the pig roast!  Ernie
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« Reply #31 on: June 24, 2014, 09:56:57 AM »
Lynn, hopefully you will make a complete recovery. That is one of the reasons I stopped flying cropdusters (applicators). 140 mph @ 5 feet elevation...and those danged powerlines!


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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #32 on: July 21, 2014, 10:02:38 AM »
I have an appointment with the eye Dr. this AM.  Hopefully there is no bad change, but I know for sure that I have lost some vision in my left eye.  It is now sorta foggy/hazy.  What was my best eye has become no so.
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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #33 on: July 21, 2014, 12:42:58 PM »
My last appointment they said my vision was 20-20, however, I guess that means that it is 20-20 where I have vision. I still have the black spot missing areas and a gray "smudged" area that I've slowly been learning to look around and ignore since my torn retina. I've been having flashes again lately, in both eyes, so changes are still taking place, I just hope that I don't lose anymore of my vision.
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« Reply #34 on: July 21, 2014, 01:39:45 PM »
Good news, I think.  20-30 in that left eye and he did not see any bad things.  He also said that the cloudiness could/should improve.  He did bump my reading glasses up a notch to 1.50 to prevent eye strain.  I can not see a restaurant menu, etc. very well anymore, so maybe reading glasses will become a way of life for me. 
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Re: My Eye went Screwy
« Reply #35 on: June 30, 2018, 10:07:27 AM »
Here we go again. On my way to emergency. Looks like I'm looking through mosquito netting. This time my good eye.
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« Reply #36 on: June 30, 2018, 10:35:11 AM »
That sucks.
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« Reply #37 on: June 30, 2018, 10:55:43 AM »
Bummer. Hope it's not serious. I'll keep you in my thoughts.
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« Reply #38 on: June 30, 2018, 12:27:08 PM »
Oh My, that's scary.  A tough as we are we are still fragile.  We will be anxious to hear what the prognosis is.
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« Reply #39 on: June 30, 2018, 03:13:16 PM »
I've been sent home with orders to do nothing and report to a ophtamologist first thing Monday, but call if it gets worse. It's pretty bad. I can see, but it's tough. Picture looking up at a clear night sky with every star in sight, now picture the inverse. White sky, black stars. That's what I'm looking through. Entire field of vision.
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