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Old 05-15-2019, 12:29 PM   #5861
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How many people here get eye floaters? I just started getting them a few years ago and quite frankly I hate them. The eye doctor tells me it's normal but over the past 6 months twice I've had something different where one of my eyes has this condition where it looks like water us running down my eye and everything is blurry. Lasts from 5 to 15 minutes and it's kind of disorienting then it just goes away. The first time it happened I freaked out and went immediately to the eye doctor who ran all the tests and my eyes checked out good so this is just some weird thing about getting old. Happened again today and grinds my gears nonetheless.
How old are you and what is your prescription like?

Retinal tears can start showing via "floaters".

We spent a full day at the hospital that started that way. Starting with an annual check up, half of the optometrists and doctors couldn't even find the tear initially. Actual experts saw it right away and needed lasering.
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How old are you and what is your prescription like?

Retinal tears can start showing via "floaters".

We spent a full day at the hospital that started that way. Starting with an annual check up, half of the optometrists and doctors couldn't even find the tear initially. Actual experts saw it right away and needed lasering.
Mid 40's and shortsighted (floaters are more common apparently for this). The floaters are temporary and go away so I'm not overly concerned that there's something serious. I assume yours wasn't going away?
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Guy just rode by with a bike and trailer absolutely loaded with bike rims, tires and parts. Clearly not the result of a legit business doing mobile bicycle parts distribution.
God I wish these thieves would be taken care of, not riding around on their clearly visible mobile chop shops.
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I think it did, but then the tulip mosquitoes assaulted the fish
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Old 05-15-2019, 12:48 PM   #5865
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Mid 40's and shortsighted (floaters are more common apparently for this). The floaters are temporary and go away so I'm not overly concerned that there's something serious. I assume yours wasn't going away?
My wife, not for me. Her prescription is fairly high and honestly hadn't noticed anything out of the ordinary outside of a floater and maybe a flicker that she thought was just a bird flying by while see was out walking.

Annual check up, optometrist was like "you need to get the hospital right now, I will call ahead." Half the guys at the Rockyview couldn't find the tear but the head doctor saw it and we needed to get the a specialist to get it fixed right away. If it can't be lasered, you're ####ed. You literally have to lie face down nonstop for weeks on end.

Obviously not a doctor but if it keeps happening and coming back I'd look into it more not the sort of thing I'd #### around with. I assume they did the whole back of the eyeball picture of your retina as part of your checkup?

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Guy just rode by with a bike and trailer absolutely loaded with bike rims, tires and parts. Clearly not the result of a legit business doing mobile bicycle parts distribution.
God I wish these thieves would be taken care of, not riding around on their clearly visible mobile chop shops.
The other day we saw a guy on a bicycle pulling a small trailer with a canoe on it. I wish I had a photo.
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Old 05-15-2019, 01:35 PM   #5867
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Guy just rode by with a bike and trailer absolutely loaded with bike rims, tires and parts. Clearly not the result of a legit business doing mobile bicycle parts distribution.
God I wish these thieves would be taken care of, not riding around on their clearly visible mobile chop shops.
The irony of naming yourself "81MC", and your post.
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Old 05-15-2019, 02:21 PM   #5868
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My wife, not for me. Her prescription is fairly high and honestly hadn't noticed anything out of the ordinary outside of a floater and maybe a flicker that she thought was just a bird flying by while see was out walking.

Annual check up, optometrist was like "you need to get the hospital right now, I will call ahead." Half the guys at the Rockyview couldn't find the tear but the head doctor saw it and we needed to get the a specialist to get it fixed right away. If it can't be lasered, you're ####ed. You literally have to lie face down nonstop for weeks on end.

Obviously not a doctor but if it keeps happening and coming back I'd look into it more not the sort of thing I'd #### around with. I assume they did the whole back of the eyeball picture of your retina as part of your checkup?
Looks likes it my time to shine.

Floaters happen to almost everyone at some point in time.The fact that Erick has had them for years means they are most likely harmless. He has also had multiple checks on his eye since they started. There is no practical or safe way to get rid of the floaters at this time. If they are extreme enough that it is actually impacting your ability to do things, like computer work, then you can a Vitrectomy done. The procedure carries a relatively high risk of causing a Retinal Detachment, so it is really not something recommended often. Of course you can pay to get it done, but I definitely do not recommend it.

Nearly all tears/breaks or holes can be repaired with Laser Retinoplexy. If it is not caught early then they can progress to a Retinal Detachment. If it is a major Detachment then they will fill the eye up with a Gas Bubble and make you lay face down on a massage table for 6 weeks (there is actually a mobile service for this). Because the gas rises it will hold the retina in place against the back of your eye so it can heal. Some more minor detachments can be repaired with laser. In the past they would treat them with Cryotherapy (ie. Liquid Nitrogen being pressed against the outside of your eye where the detachment or break is located (OUCH).

These emergency retinal surgeries all seem to happen on Friday Afternoon when it is tough to get a hold of a specialist or right before someone is leaving on a vacation. Mostly, because the symptoms are ignored until they say "hey maybe i should get this checked out before the Weekend/Holiday. I do not like telling someone that they may have postpone their holiday for surgery.

Erick - Those episodes sound like an Ocular Migraine. Did they look like any of these photos - https://www.google.com/search?q=ocul...w=1200&bih=690

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What's an 81MC? I'm not very hip anymore.
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Looks likes it my time to shine.
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Nearly all tears/breaks or holes can be repaired with Laser Retinoplexy. If it is not caught early then they can progress to a Retinal Detachment. If it is a major Detachment then they will fill the eye up with a Gas Bubble and make you lay face down on a massage table for 6 weeks (there is actually a mobile service for this). Because the gas rises it will hold the retina in place against the back of your eye so it can heal.
Can you get up to eat/go the washroom etc? Or are you stuck in that position for 6 weeks?
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Can you get up to eat/go the washroom etc? Or are you stuck in that position for 6 weeks?
You can get up but they want you in that position as much as possible. Itís also not recommended to do things like read or watch TV. Even though there is athat little hole in the table. Itís hell for 6 weeks.
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Could you watch TV or read with your good eye? Throw a pirate patch or something over the other eye?
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You can get up but they want you in that position as much as possible. Itís also not recommended to do things like read or watch TV. Even though there is athat little hole in the table. Itís hell for 6 weeks.
That's hell. How is that even practical? Successful completion of that therapy must be close to zero.
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That's hell. How is that even practical? Successful completion of that therapy must be close to zero.
They should sign up for NASA training and get paid to lay down for 6 weeks.
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as someone with off the wall ADHD, I can barely sit still for 6 minutes.
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I saw two new pages of this thread today and thought "Man, that's a lot of posts to go through but at least it almost certainly means GGG has come back and explained the tulip mosquito thing".
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Could you watch TV or read with your good eye? Throw a pirate patch or something over the other eye?
Likely yes. But there would be lots of eyestrain and likely Headaches. Try closing an eye and read on your phone or computer for 10 mins.
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Floaters happen to almost everyone at some point in time.The fact that Erick has had them for years means they are most likely harmless. He has also had multiple checks on his eye since they started. There is no practical or safe way to get rid of the floaters at this time. If they are extreme enough that it is actually impacting your ability to do things, like computer work, then you can a Vitrectomy done. The procedure carries a relatively high risk of causing a Retinal Detachment, so it is really not something recommended often. Of course you can pay to get it done, but I definitely do not recommend it.

Nearly all tears/breaks or holes can be repaired with Laser Retinoplexy. If it is not caught early then they can progress to a Retinal Detachment. If it is a major Detachment then they will fill the eye up with a Gas Bubble and make you lay face down on a massage table for 6 weeks (there is actually a mobile service for this). Because the gas rises it will hold the retina in place against the back of your eye so it can heal. Some more minor detachments can be repaired with laser. In the past they would treat them with Cryotherapy (ie. Liquid Nitrogen being pressed against the outside of your eye where the detachment or break is located (OUCH).

These emergency retinal surgeries all seem to happen on Friday Afternoon when it is tough to get a hold of a specialist or right before someone is leaving on a vacation. Mostly, because the symptoms are ignored until they say "hey maybe i should get this checked out before the Weekend/Holiday. I do not like telling someone that they may have postpone their holiday for surgery.

Erick - Those episodes sound like an Ocular Migraine. Did they look like any of these photos - https://www.google.com/search?q=ocul...w=1200&bih=690
Thanks for the expertise! Those pictures are not what I saw today. It's only happened a couple of times in about 6 months but it's more like one of my eyes goes totally blurry like water is being poured down my eye but I do have a headache all afternoon.
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You can get up but they want you in that position as much as possible. It’s also not recommended to do things like read or watch TV. Even though there is athat little hole in the table. It’s hell for 6 weeks.
I have heard of a guy who specifically set up a massage table looking down with a mirrors setup on the floor angled so he could watch TV. Still hell for 6 weeks.
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