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jim casey
01-24-2008, 05:00 PM
:mad:I Know This Probably Not The Forum For This But Let Me Share An Experience With Benchresters And My Friends.
For Several Months I Had Minor Problems With MY Right Eye. I Blame It On Allegeries, Pollen, Etc. Etc. Tried Washing Out, PILLS, Etc, Etc, Etc. Finally Went To Doctor Who Does MY Eye Glasses FOR CHECKUP AND To Get "stuff" Out Of My RIGHT Eye During THE Third Week Oct . VISIT ResultED IN A Two Minute Doctor Exam And Directions "put ThESE Drops In RIGHT EYE 4 Times A Day Till Gone And All Will Be Well" Three Weeks Later Drops All Gone Eye Seemed Better. THIRD Week Of November Eye Irrated, Blurry MaDe An Appointment With Real Eye Doctor FOR 23 DECEMBER. During A Trip To Dothan Al, ON 18 December 07 Eye Went Almost Blank. :eek: Stopped At Southeast Eye Center WHICH HAS 12 Excellent Eye Doctors - THEY SAY I HAVE Funal Infection May Loose Sight And Eye. Agressive Treatment Required. Started Treatement Got A Liitle Better- Had Reactions To Drugs- Referred To Cornea Specialist EVEN More Agressive Drug Treatment - For 10 Days Eye Steadly Improved After Thursday DOCTOR Visit And FRIDAY (11 JAN 08) Shooting House SeSSION (DEER SEASON) Was Willing To LIve With Vision. The Next Morning EVERYTHING ALL F--- UP. Could Not See My HaNd In Front Of My Face. Went Belly Up Resistant To Drug. Changed Drugs WITH 10 More Days Of No Vision. Emergency Cornea Transplant Last Nite 12 HOURS LATER I CAN NOW COUNT FINGERS ON MY HAND WITH POSSIBILITY OF IMPROVENT. I Now Have Chance To Save Eye And Some Vision THANKS TO GOD AND THREE PROFESSIONAL DOCTORS. :D Moral Of Story: If You Have An Irration Of The Eye That Does Not Go Away In A Few Days Get To Right Doctor Fast. If Drugs Do Not Heal Quickly, Steadly AND With No SETBACKS, Get Graft // Transplant Early Or Face Loss Of Eye And Or Sight. STORY COMMING FROM A 28 YEAR ARMY VET, MASTERS DEGREED, SOUTHERN , DUMB, HARD HEADED ,REDNECK. :)

Jerry Dailey
01-24-2008, 05:09 PM
:oJim I sure enjoy competing with you. I thought that you had been having eye trouble. Best regaurds

Fred J
01-24-2008, 05:10 PM
A Doctor of Opthalmology is the only one to go to.

Roy in NC
01-24-2008, 06:05 PM
Jim,

Glad to hear you are on the upswing! I will keep you in my prayers! Please drop me an email whenever you feel up to it at darnellrmATembarqmail.com. ( replace AT with @ )

Roy Darnell

expiper
01-24-2008, 06:29 PM
Hope you have a full recovery....the doctors today can do miracles with our vision....anyone who works out in the sun...(Farmer-Construction worker-Soilder-etc. )is very prone to eye problems....and lets not forget the horror stories we hear evry day....someone has a lump or bump and next thing u kno..they are down and out .....we all take our health for granted....get well soon...Roger

Butch Lambert
01-24-2008, 06:29 PM
Glad you're doing better Jim! Hope to shoot with you this year.
Butch

Bart
01-24-2008, 06:48 PM
Damn Jim, didnít know you were going to go down hill after we talked. Glad itís getting better.

Bart

SCOTTY CRAWFORD
01-24-2008, 07:04 PM
Jim,
I know what happened, It bet it came from Rachels Glen having to wake up and look at buddy after a night of Gentlemen Jack, That's got to hurt your sight (sorry Buddy). Get well. Scotty

Cochran
01-24-2008, 08:17 PM
Jim

Hope you heal up ok. I'm going to the doc next week to discuss a cornea transplant. What did they tell you about recovery time before you can shoot again ? My brother had one years ago and he was off work for 6 weeks.

Everyone should see a real eye doctor every so often. Especially your kids.

Jeff

gacamp
01-24-2008, 08:43 PM
So sorry to hear of your eye troubles I can only imagine how scary that must be. I sincerely hope that the doctors have got it right and will keep you in our prayers. Frankly though Scotty might be on to something there, a five nights of Gentleman Jack and Buddy Ross could have serious consequences!
Seriously take care of yourself and look forward to shooting next to you soon.

geneinnc
01-24-2008, 09:28 PM
Great Post. Luckily my parents were not happy with the treatment my smalltown eye Dr was giving. They finally went took me to Charlotte to the Eye, Ear, Nose & Throat center. Long Story short, they saved my eye. I was 4 at the time, and still wear glasses. I'm legally blind without them, but with quality optics I still shoot. If I could afford a lense implant, I could throw away the glasses.

I'm glad you got things handled in time.

Wayne Campbell
01-24-2008, 10:10 PM
been bothering her for a week or two. She has no idea why. I will see that she reads this post. I hope you will continue to progress. Take good care of them.

Dusty Stevens
01-24-2008, 11:38 PM
sorry to hear that Jim. hope it gets better!!!

DaRealViper
01-25-2008, 05:34 AM
Having eye problems myself muscle twitch,& paralysis with blurred vision.



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JerrySharrett
01-25-2008, 07:21 AM
Hang in there BIg Jim. I had an eye complication in 1970. I let it go for too long fooling with an optometrist instead of a ophthalmologist. It cost me eyesight in one eye and partial loss in the other.

Buddy Ross
01-25-2008, 08:21 AM
Jim, good luck with a speedy recovery.
Scotty and Dwight, I'm just so disappointed in the two of you! Gentleman Jack is one of life's finest elixirs(and Dwight, the well is now dry, for you). And, if awakening sights had ill affects, your mirrors would have done you both in long ago!! ;)

jim casey
01-30-2008, 05:35 PM
One Week Ago Today Had Emergency Cornea Transplant. Have Gone From Probably Loosing Eye And All Vision To Now Can Make Out Benchrest Central Heading On This Page As I Type. Doc Says Will Be Up To Year - As Stiches Are Removed And Laskik ? Surg Is Done To Get Back Where I Was. At Least With God's Help There Is Possibility Of Improvement Versus What Was. See Ya!

bryan
01-30-2008, 06:25 PM
A friend had the same proceedure and came back to work 2 days later. He lasted about 2 hours and looked like crap. That is really a nasty proceedure. He did end up with great vision and was VERY glad he did it.
My meds blur my vision enough that I had to put crime scene tape on my flags to be able to see them!
Good luck and let us know how your recovery goes.
Bryan

Fred J
01-30-2008, 07:26 PM
Jim:

Glad to hear you're making some progress. I too, went thru that same thing about twenty years ago. Even after 17 surgeries, including two cornea transplants, I still lost my right eye. Had to hire a driver for over five years. Still can't drive, but I have a that covered now, my wife does all the driving. The only thing I can recommend, is that you follow the doctors advice, to the T. Hope all goes well from here on out.

Max Shaffer
01-30-2008, 09:16 PM
Last Oct. I developed an eye problem in left eye. I shoot with right eye. After three trips to local optomitrist who stated he thought it was a virus. He sent me to an opthamoligist who diagnosed it as a cold sore on cornea. Cold sore virus are related to chicken pox virus which causes shingles also. They are herpes zoester or herpes simplex, I think. Anyway on Jan. 20 the opthalmoligist released me back to the optomitrist. I will apparently be on Acycloveer antiviral drugs for the rest of my life. But long story short my vision is back to about 20-30 (corrected) in the left eye. Several different drops every 2 hours or less and massive doses of acycloveer for about 10 to 12 weeeks. I feel very fortunate to have got to a Dr. that knew what I had when I did. I will be 72 in Feb. I am now on 2 Acycloveer pills a day. Take care of those eyes.

lngrng
01-31-2008, 10:59 PM
One Week Ago Today Had Emergency Cornea Transplant. Have Gone From Probably Loosing Eye And All Vision To Now Can Make Out Benchrest Central Heading On This Page As I Type. Doc Says Will Be Up To Year - As Stiches Are Removed And Laskik ? Surg Is Done To Get Back Where I Was. At Least With God's Help There Is Possibility Of Improvement Versus What Was. See Ya!

Jim,
I have never met you, and probably never will since we are from different parts of the world, but I can sympathize with you. I hope that your vision improves greatly, and I say this from personal experience.
Five years ago, I awoke to impaired vision of the peripheral type. I went to my Optometrist and explained what I was experiencing, and he immediately sent me to an Opthalmologist. He did a few tests, and then decided to send me for a cat scan, an MRI, and blood tests! He pre-diagnosed me with "escemic optic neuropathy". After receiving the results of my battery of tests, he determined that his early diagnosis was in fact accurate. He told me that what had occured was a temporary interruption of blood flow to my optic nerve, and that some of the nerve had diedas a result. This is what caused the loss of peripheral vision. While I was pleased that it was only my peripheral vision that had been effected, I asked whether or not this could ever occur again. His reply was that it was such a miniscule chance that he wouldn't even consider thinking about it.
Go forward one year.............................I once again awoke to notice a loss of peripheral vision in my OTHER eye!
The result? I now have loss of peripheral vision in both eyes. The unfortunate thing is, the lost vision is in the same area in both eyes, from about 3:30 to 6:30.
If you have ever had an eye test where you focus on a dot in the center of the screen and press a button each time a light flashes in your peripheral, this is the test that will show your impairment should you have any. As an accomplished 1000 yard shooter, this upset me terribly. As long as I look directly at an object, it will be in my field of vision. If however, I expect to see any part of the object in the 3:30 to 6:30 portion of my peripheral, it does not show up. Makes it kinda' scary to look in the side mirror when driving and making a lane change. Makes one question whether he has truly seen all that's there or not.
Moral of the story is that eyesight is a precious thing to have. While I have some hearing loss from years of working around machinery, I can deal with this easily, sometimes preferring it when the little woman becomes "bitchy" (truly a rare occurance), but to lose eyesight is truly a heartbreak.
Here's hoping that time will heal your afflictions, I wish it could help mine.

Mark Van Beek

scott mims
02-01-2008, 03:35 PM
hope everything is ok. Ill be prayin for ya. Hope to see you soon.

tillroot1
02-02-2008, 01:25 AM
One Week Ago Today Had Emergency Cornea Transplant. Have Gone From Probably Loosing Eye And All Vision To Now Can Make Out Benchrest Central Heading On This Page As I Type. Doc Says Will Be Up To Year - As Stiches Are Removed And Laskik ? Surg Is Done To Get Back Where I Was. At Least With God's Help There Is Possibility Of Improvement Versus What Was. See Ya!

Jim Casey, I bought a ppc from you last year, its been a good gun, I hope you get the most recovery possible and my family will pray for you. good luck, Ron Tilley

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03-04-2008, 08:08 PM
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oneeyedmac
03-05-2008, 10:18 AM
In 1966 as a baby I had glass puncture my right eye, eyelid and nose, I lost most of the sight in that eye. Over the next 27 years the eye grew painful, I developed glaucoma in the right eye and lost more of the sight. I think I had a dozen or so surgeries. In 1994 the doc removed the eye.

Even though I only had a little sight left in that eye it made a big difference to have it gone. I bump into all kinds of stuff and all kinds of people now. But it has made me even more grateful for my left eye.

I guess my point is I feel your pain. The second point is take care of your eyes. The common thread here seems to be that folks went to see an optomistrist for a week or two before going to see an optholmogist. Think of it this way, an optomistrist is a sight Dr, an opthalmologist is an eye Dr. If you believe you have something wrong with your eyes get to the optholmologist ASAP. Go to the ER if you have to. You only get a couple of mistakes before you are blind.

And wear eye protection at the range.

JerrySharrett
05-31-2015, 08:55 PM
[QUOTE=HFVINC;757687]Jim ,, I truly hope you will have full recovery after the transplant. Jerry Sharrett and I ,, both know some of what you're going thru. I am not shooting benchrest because of retina problems in both eyes, but mainly the right eye. I have had cataract removal in both eyes and retina surg

Hang in ther eery in both eys. If day is cloudy,, can see crosshairs & fot good enuf to shoot an orange or white dot. If sun is out ,, I cant make out crosshair, dot or rings on BR targetOTE]

Hang in there Jim there are a lot of us with visual problems. Hell, I was 200/20 left eye and 80/20 right eye, corrected, when I started shooting benchrest many years ago. You learn to adapt.


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scott mims
06-01-2015, 04:07 PM
Y'all do know this thread was over 8 years ago....... But I'm sure Jim appreciates the thoughts and prayers :D

JerrySharrett
06-01-2015, 06:57 PM
Y'all do know this thread was over 8 years ago....... But I'm sure Jim appreciates the thoughts and prayers :D

Don't blame me, Tommy did it!!


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scott mims
06-01-2015, 07:56 PM
:) this just shows how much we love each other in benchrest...... Checking up on each other almost a decade later :) :) we are always thinking about each other. I'm sure as much as Jim's body has been through he really does need our thoughts and prayers....... Good man he is.

Joe Maisto
06-11-2015, 08:58 PM
Hang in there BIg Jim. I had an eye complication in 1970. I let it go for too long fooling with an optometrist instead of a ophthalmologist. It cost me eyesight in one eye and partial loss in the other.

and I'm going in soon to have a cataract removed by an Ophthalmologist who was the first in these parts to do laser surgery. I wondered why my one good eye was getting fuzzy.

lwafford
06-18-2015, 04:06 AM
and I'm going in soon to have a cataract removed by an Ophthalmologist who was the first in these parts to do laser surgery. I wondered why my one good eye was getting fuzzy.

Same here. I went to the See by Intravision clinic in Oakville for my cataract surgery, and they claimed to be one of the first cataract and lasik eye surgery clinics in Oakville (http://seebyiv.com/lasik-services/laser-vision-correction/). The process went out smooth though. If youíre actually going in, follow all the pre-surgery preparation that the surgeon recommends to the letter. The process will be over smoothly before you even know it.

Joe Maisto
07-01-2015, 08:46 PM
Same here. I went to the See by Intravision clinic in Oakville for my cataract surgery, and they claimed to be one of the first cataract and lasik eye surgery clinics in Oakville (http://seebyiv.com/lasik-services/laser-vision-correction/). The process went out smooth though. If youíre actually going in, follow all the pre-surgery preparation that the surgeon recommends to the letter. The process will be over smoothly before you even know it.

I saw my Opthamologist yesterday. He is going to remove a cataract in each eye, and two weeks later, ( get this) is going to install a lens in my left eye that has a huge amount of astigmatism since birth. I have gone 82 years not knowing what it is like to have good sight in that eye. Of course that means different eye wear as well. Never thought I'd be doing this at this age. Looking forward to it.

mike in co
07-01-2015, 08:56 PM
you go joe!
just remember to refocus all your scopes....


I saw my Opthamologist yesterday. He is going to remove a cataract in each eye, and two weeks later, ( get this) is going to install a lens in my left eye that has a huge amount of astigmatism since birth. I have gone 82 years not knowing what it is like to have good sight in that eye. Of course that means different eye wear as well. Never thought I'd be doing this at this age. Looking forward to it.