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    Bad news from eye doc today

    Found out today i have a torn retina in my left eye. Going tomorrow to see a specialist. On the bright side at least its not my dominant eye. Has anyone here been through this before? I'm trying not to worry but its hard not to.

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    My son went through it. Make sure you find an eye surgeon who routinely does these type of surgeries. My son got all of his vision back. Good luck!
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    My son had a direct hit to his eyeball with a paintball. It did some serious damage but fortunately they can do amazing things these days and they managed to save his eye and almost all of his vision. One of the things they needed to do was laser down sections of the retina where it was torn because they didn't want it to detach. Make sure you get to a good specialist and I hope they do a good job. I don't think it is as big of a deal as it was a few years ago, not saying its a cakewalk but better prognosis than it was not too long ago. Good luck to you. And follow the doctors orders after the surgery!!

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    This is routine stuff these days, with a very high success rate. That being said, only your doctors can tell you how serious the tear is, but if it is repairable, they will do a good job. In time you will be good as new. Most tears can be repaired with laser. If you have any detachment, you'll need microsurgery and might have to spend a few quite boring weeks with your head down, since they insert a bubble of gas in the eye to push the retina back up against the wall of the eye.

    I had a completely torn and detached retina in my right (aiming) eye 2 years ago. Lost all the sight except for a crescent at the top. Got into surgery within 3 days. Won't bore you with the details, but after the surgery, and an ensuing cataract and the cataract surgery, my right eye distance vision is now better than it ever has been, even as a child.

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    My son-in-law has had detached in both eyes. Make very sure you get the best eye surgeon you can find. He had both repaired------in fact he has had a contact sewn into one----- he has better vision than he has ever had since he was a young boy.
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    Thanks for the information guys. It helps ease my mind i go at 2:00 today to see what the specialist says.
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    Well guys i sit here totally devastated. The specialist found the real trouble with my eye today. I have Macular Degeneration. They said it was very rare for someone my age but it does happen. They started me on eye injections today. Which i wouldnt wish on my worst enemy.
    I have faced alot of things in my life. But the thoughts of loosing my vision is more than i can bare. Please keep me in your prayers. I go back to the doc June 3 to see how i am doing and get another shot in the eye.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tn10point View Post
    Well guys i sit here totally devastated. The specialist found the real trouble with my eye today. I have Macular Degeneration. They said it was very rare for someone my age but it does happen. They started me on eye injections today. Which i wouldnt wish on my worst enemy.
    I have faced alot of things in my life. But the thoughts of loosing my vision is more than i can bare. Please keep me in your prayers. I go back to the doc June 3 to see how i am doing and get another shot in the eye.
    Sorry to hear that. I worked with a ER MD that was diagnosed with it, he also got the injections in the eye, he was able to stay productive for several years. I wish you the best with the struggle that has been placed in front of you.
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    That's tough. I am very sorry to hear that news. Try to stay strong and positive

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    Bad news from eye doc today

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tn10point View Post
    Well guys i sit here totally devastated. The specialist found the real trouble with my eye today. I have Macular Degeneration. They said it was very rare for someone my age but it does happen. They started me on eye injections today. Which i wouldnt wish on my worst enemy.
    I have faced alot of things in my life. But the thoughts of loosing my vision is more than i can bare. Please keep me in your prayers. I go back to the doc June 3 to see how i am doing and get another shot in the eye.
    Stay strong brother. My thoughts are with you.
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    Prayers sent.

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    Try not to worry about it, which i know its hard not to. Prayers sent out to you and all the best.

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    Sorry to hear that. Keep your chin up they are coming up with new things all the time.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tn10point View Post
    Well guys i sit here totally devastated. The specialist found the real trouble with my eye today. I have Macular Degeneration. They said it was very rare for someone my age but it does happen. They started me on eye injections today. Which i wouldnt wish on my worst enemy.
    I have faced alot of things in my life. But the thoughts of loosing my vision is more than i can bare. Please keep me in your prayers. I go back to the doc June 3 to see how i am doing and get another shot in the eye.
    Oh man that's a tough one for sure. I feel really bad for you.

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    You have to keep going and adapting no matter what. You can do it buddy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tn10point View Post
    Well guys i sit here totally devastated. The specialist found the real trouble with my eye today. I have Macular Degeneration. They said it was very rare for someone my age but it does happen. They started me on eye injections today. Which i wouldnt wish on my worst enemy.
    I have faced alot of things in my life. But the thoughts of loosing my vision is more than i can bare. Please keep me in your prayers. I go back to the doc June 3 to see how i am doing and get another shot in the eye.
    I was diagnosed with Iritis when I was 17. The doc did not understand at all why I had it when I suffered no physical trauma and why it spread to both eyes. I have had all sorts of injuries and the eye pains and injections of steroids into my eyes are BY FAR the worst pain I have ever endured in my life. Some days my Iris' will barely let light in and other days they let so much in I can't go outside without my darkest pair of sunglasses because of the pain and headaches.

    I went from injections every year and steroid eye drops 8x a day to no injections for years and no more eye drops except on bad days. You may be at your lowest now but it will get better. I had the same fears as you trust me I thought I would never see clearly or be able to be in well lit places ever again but stay hopeful that there are better days to come.
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    Re: Bad news from eye doc today

    Thanks guys for the prayers and encouraging words.

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    I will be keeping you in my prayers.

    I go to see a specialist on May 8 to see what he can do about my eyes, I have a severe case of keratoconus. I don't even see good enough to legally drive a car anymore. It sucks.
    Just 2 years ago I had perfect 20/20 vision, and now I can barely recognize my mom across a room.
    This is the first time I have ever thought of using a crossbow for hunting as I can see cross hairs WAY better then pins.
    I will be waiting til the 8th to see if I am a candidate for this experimental procedure. If I am not, there is a good chance I will be hunting with an X bow next season as my accuracy has been lacking compared to wait it used to be, and what I expect cause I know I can shoot better then that.. It is very frustrating and scary running thoughts through my head on what the specialists will say on the 8th.

    I really feel your pain and hope everything works out for you. I will be praying for you every night as I know how frustrating major vision issues are.

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    You guys have made me feel better about my torn retina. Best of luck to you. Or at least it doesn't feel like big deal.hope all turns out well.

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    That is some rough news man. Prayers sent from Tn.
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