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#26 Bill Cowles

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:02 AM

I always use my bino's when viewing the Sun, then floaters are no longer a problem for me.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:04 AM

I believe you can have the goo in your eye sucked out and replaced. I have awful floaters and that was put to me as an option YMMV

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:10 AM

I believe you can have the goo in your eye sucked out and replaced. I have awful floaters and that was put to me as an option YMMV

But, as has already been mentioned, that results in quick onset of cataracts, and can cause retinal detachment or tearing. It would only be an option for whom floaters resulted in disabling vision.
My wife had vitreous detachment that fortunately did not result in retinal separation, but she has a gauzy, cloudy vision in her field of view from about 25 degrees off axis out. She investigated vitrectomy and thought the risk too high.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 11:13 AM

At the present state of medicine, sounds like it's best to just leave the floaters alone. :ubetcha:

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 12:45 PM

My floater remover. :)

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

I don't have floaters. For the past 35 years I have always worn sunglasses when outdoors, even when its cloudy. I also eat lots of leafy greens. I've had cataract surgery in my left (non-dominant) eye, and I expect to have cataract surgery on my right eye in a few years. But no floaters, no matter what the exit pupil. FWIW, there's a supplement called Ocuvite that's supposed to help maintain the vitreous fluid.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 02:49 PM

We have a saying here: quard it as if it was your eyes. I believe this is valid for eyes too. Don't mess with them. Buy binovewers or pursue bigger exit pupils. It costs less than ophthalmic surgery, it has less complications and unwanted effects and it is a fully reversible procedure.

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Posted 26 November 2012 - 03:08 PM

:waytogo:

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 12:36 AM

Yes, its a risk. Although cataracts in this country at least, mean free eyelens replacement surgery and correction, so maybe you get a win!

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Posted 27 November 2012 - 11:49 AM

Yes, but floaters reside in the vitreous humour, not the eye's lens. So they aren't cleaned after eyelens replacement surgery.

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Posted 30 November 2012 - 07:29 AM

Yes indeed, I didn't mean to suggest otherwise, only that if you then developed cataracts you might be lucky enough to get some serious correction done for that astigmatism and short-sigtedness! YMMV

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