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Old 01-04-2008, 01:40 PM
 
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Any way you can get over to Durham or Raleigh? I could give you some people over there. I can check Charlotte also.

Look for a University, with a Department of Ophthalmology, teaching physician setting if possible. If not, find one locally who has the fellowship training from a well-known ophthalmology program.
I'd go to Raliegh if its someone you reccommend.
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:59 PM
 
Location: Lots of sun and palm trees with occasional hurricane :)
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I'd go to Raliegh if its someone you reccommend.
I sent you a DM. There are a few in Charlotte too!
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Old 01-04-2008, 03:03 PM
 
Location: Plano, Texas
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I havent seen any improvement but its only been a week. Mine is so weird in that its a bunch of blobs that are always in the same exact spot after i blink. Noticed something today. When i am in the bright sun, they completely go away (or I see through them) in a normal or dim light I get the cloudy vision with blocked area. I think a retina specialist is in order.
I agree that you should see a specialist just to make sure what is happening. Again, I will repeat, though, that if they are going to improve, it will be verrrrrrry slowly over a period of 2+ months or so.
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Old 01-05-2008, 05:25 AM
 
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I wish you were right KayKay, and maybe in some people floaters do leave, but I have had mine all my life. My eyes are not like those of normal people though as I used to have over 20/1000 vision. In fact, they were not able to get a reading, but I think one doctor had a new machine that did. I was a minus 18. I have so many floaters that I noticed right now that I am viewing through them. Normally I just look beyond them.
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Old 01-05-2008, 06:41 AM
 
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I wish you were right KayKay, and maybe in some people floaters do leave, but I have had mine all my life. My eyes are not like those of normal people though as I used to have over 20/1000 vision. In fact, they were not able to get a reading, but I think one doctor had a new machine that did. I was a minus 18. I have so many floaters that I noticed right now that I am viewing through them. Normally I just look beyond them.
Yea, the near-sightedness doesn't help especially that bad. How do you look past them.
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:08 PM
 
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Yea, the near-sightedness doesn't help especially that bad. How do you look past them.
Diagnosis is in , it is Posterior Vitreous Detachment. Good news is its not dangerous. Bad news is it takes about 2 years for the blobs to dissappear and there is a 50 percent chance of it happening in the other eye. At least I know what it is now. Thanks to all for your help!
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Old 01-05-2008, 12:13 PM
 
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Diagnosis is in , it is Posterior Vitreous Detachment. Good news is its not dangerous. Bad news is it takes about 2 years for the blobs to dissappear and there is a 50 percent chance of it happening in the other eye. At least I know what it is now. Thanks to all for your help!

Good to know!!!
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Old 01-06-2008, 04:15 AM
 
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Yea, the near-sightedness doesn't help especially that bad. How do you look past them.
What happens is your eyes somehow adjust and then you quit noticing them, that is, unless you happen to think about them. It happens automatically. I wasn't seeing them until I got to this thread. I have not read up on them in years, but I never found a cure for them whenever I did research. A doctor wanted to zap them with a laser, but the surgeon that did my laser surgery for other reasons said to not allow him to do it as it could be dangerous. He may miss a floater, and I may go blind. I don't need that.
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Old 01-06-2008, 09:04 AM
 
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What happens is your eyes somehow adjust and then you quit noticing them, that is, unless you happen to think about them. It happens automatically. I wasn't seeing them until I got to this thread. I have not read up on them in years, but I never found a cure for them whenever I did research. A doctor wanted to zap them with a laser, but the surgeon that did my laser surgery for other reasons said to not allow him to do it as it could be dangerous. He may miss a floater, and I may go blind. I don't need that.
Yea surgery would be last resort for sure. I think its harder if its in both eyes. I am hoping against hope the other eye waits as long as possible to happen and wont be as severe.
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Old 01-07-2008, 05:37 AM
 
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I have them in both eyes. I would certainly see an eye doctor about it so that they can look behind your eyes to check the health of them.

Eye Floaters and Seeing Spots in the Eye - AllAboutVision.com
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