My eye fixed itself

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by Curtis, May 14, 2007.

  1. Curtis

    Curtis Guest

    I started having vision problems in one eye about 7 years ago. I noticed
    that when reading, the letters in a word weren't all the same size,
    straight lines were wavy, and grids looked really bizarre. The problem
    was only in one eye but it made it pretty unpleasant to read and do any
    exacting work.

    I went to an ophthalmologist and he said it was preretinal membrane. He
    said that as we get older, the gel in the eyes shrinks and is replaced
    by fluid. As the gel shrinks, if it doesn't detach from the retina
    evenly it causes a wrinkled retina effect. I asked him if it ever gets
    better and I don't remember if he said yes. I do remember that he said
    it sometimes get worse.

    Anyway, a few hours ago I was walking around and suddenly I saw hundreds
    of sparkly white lights shooting around for about a second. Shortly
    thereafter I noticed something was different with my vision. I picked up
    a newspaper and voila, my vision was almost perfect. I closed my good
    eye and took another look. Yep, problem gone. I guess the gel pulled
    away from the retina.

    So, I may not go to sleep tonight. I'm busy looking around.
     
    Curtis, May 14, 2007
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  2. Curtis

    Ms.Brainy Guest

    GO TO THE ER IMMEDIATELY!!!
     
    Ms.Brainy, May 14, 2007
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  3. Curtis

    Curtis Guest

    Well, the idea crossed my mind that such a major change in my vision
    might be cause for alarm but since it is a change for the better, I
    can't imagine that it would be a detached retina or anything negative. I
    mean I would notice that. There aren't any floaters. My doctor gave me a
    grid to look at and told me to call if there was a sudden problem. This
    definitely isn't a problem. I may call him tomorrow though. In any case,
    I have an appointment with him in 2 weeks.
     
    Curtis, May 14, 2007
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  4. Curtis

    Ms.Brainy Guest

    I had a detached retina without any floaters, only a blind pulling
    down my field of vision. How is your peripheral vision? If it's a
    detached retina you want to catch it before it gets to the macula.
    Sometimes it progresses very quickly, other times more slowly. I
    wouldn't take the chance if I were you.
     
    Ms.Brainy, May 14, 2007
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  5. Curtis

    Ms.Brainy Guest

     
    Ms.Brainy, May 14, 2007
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  6. Curtis

    Curtis Guest

    My peripheral vision was never a problem and it is still fine. There
    doesn't seem to be anything but good news here. I recently took a 10
    hour transatlantic flight and I'm thinking the prolonged lower air
    pressure in the cabin changed the shape of the eyeball enough to cause
    the tendency towards gel detachment. It was my first long flight in 12
    years or do. The flight was last Thursday. Maybe it's a coincidence.
    Dunno.
     
    Curtis, May 14, 2007
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  7. Curtis

    Ms.Brainy Guest

    Obviously you are not totally confident in your assessment of the
    situation, otherwise you would not have written about it.

    you stated that you had noticed something "different" with your vision
    when it happened, but you didn't describe what was different. Anyway,
    it's up to you. I wish you the best, and please let us know how it
    ended up -- I hope with nothing.
     
    Ms.Brainy, May 14, 2007
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  8. Curtis

    spammer Guest


    Yes, by all means go to the internet for medical advice. Why bother
    with those doctors when we have the web?
     
    spammer, May 14, 2007
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  9. Nice one, Curtis.
    of sparkly white lights shooting around for about a second. Shortly
    thereafter I noticed something was different with my vision. I picked
    up
    a newspaper and voila, my vision was almost perfect. I closed my good
    eye and took another look. Yep, problem gone. I guess the gel pulled
    away from the retina.

    It looks like nature has decided to heal you.
     
    William Horatio Bates, May 14, 2007
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  10. Nice one, Curtis.
    It would seem Nature has chosen to heal you.
     
    William Horatio Bates, May 14, 2007
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  11. Curtis

    Curtis Guest

    I guess I would be skeptical too.

    That's Ok. I'm having a hard time believing it myself. I'll bet this is
    what lottery winners go through.

    I
     
    Curtis, May 14, 2007
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  12. Curtis

    Crumb Guest

    You ate the Holy Mary grilled cheese sandwich... didn't ya?
     
    Crumb, May 15, 2007
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  13. Curtis

    Guest

    By all means don't bother with email spam,get your spam and smartalic
    comments here,thanks to spammer. Coming to yours and other newsgroups
    soon,oh joy,he's spreading like an infection.
     
    , May 15, 2007
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  14. Curtis

    spammer Guest

    No, I still won't date you, I'm straight and married.
     
    spammer, May 15, 2007
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  15. Curtis

    Crumb Guest

    Sorry to offend you, and most of all, sorry about the sand in your
    vagina.

    Lighten up!
     
    Crumb, May 16, 2007
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