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Old December 14th, 2011, 11:51 PM   #1
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i know, way ot, but you never know among the old f**ts hanging around here...

i've got a really bad case of them in my left eye. saw optician, read up about them, etc.,

just wondering if anyone here has experienced them and what, if anything helped out, such as diet, etc.,?

i know that neural adaptation.usually 'cancels' them out, given time.
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Old December 15th, 2011, 06:13 AM   #2
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Ha, See when we get old we get "stuff"! Yeah I get the floaties now and then and it's really bad if it happens when I'm driving. THAT can be problematic. Worse than getting them when shooting. Luckily for me they only last a few minutes, I don't get them often and I have yet to find anyway to avoid them other than closing my lids lightly and just kind of "going away" for a few minutes until the dreaded floaties disappear. No magical formula, no science just close my eyes and wait it out. Uhh, not while I'm driving. If I get them while driving I either keep on or pull over to the side of the road. If I get them while shooting and it's not too bad a case I'll try to wait it out but sometimes I just have to go to a dark corner and close my eyes. It's goofy, bothersome and a royal PITA and honestly I don't think it has much to do with getting on in age, er, I mean, experience.

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Old December 15th, 2011, 05:18 PM   #3
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Hi Leslie;

I have a virtual curtain in one eye (started about 7 years ago). At first I too went to an optician, but the advice was to wait and "see" what happens. After about a year I was only really bothered by it if I tried to see it -- then, and now, it pops into view. I can make it move back and forth by flicking my eyes but if done in public makes bystanders uneasy. Fortunately it is no longer a problem for critical vision when focusing.

The next thing that started to happen was white flashes at the periphery of my vision in a dark setting. Apparently the old retina doesn't flex as much so pulls on the nerve causing it to fire. Not so bad when you know there really isn't anything there following you on the dark trail in the bush.

By the way, this old f**t is 72 and still learning how to shoot nature docs.

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