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M4lcs67

In for eye opration on Thursday

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All the very best of luck. It sounds like you're dong the right thing. I too have floaters. They're not large but there are lots, and they can be very bothersome so I understand what you've been experiencing. I have glasses and don't find them too much of a bother. I also have Hyperions and find the eye relief great. I do have to look without my glasses sometimes so hang them round my neck on a cord, when I remember!

I feel for all those with eye problems. The best of luck to you all. It puts my health problems into perspective.

Alexxx

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And there's me complaining that I have to wear reading specs now! Hope it goes well, sounds like you've got the best surgeon available and I'm sure he's done it a few times before which must be reassuring! Like a lot of people, having someone mess about with your eyes is not pleasant but if it does the trick I'm sure it will be worth it.

Best of luck

Jason

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good luck fella, as said let us no how you get on

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Best wishes Malc ... thoughts will be with you, hope it goes well. And as previously said, don't scrimp on the recuperation!

Good luck

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All the best Malc! Like you say, the weather is still lousy anyhow so might as well get it over with now :cool:

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Have been called in for an operation on my eye on Thursday to remove a long standing floater (no infantile comments please) in my left eye which has been driving me bonkers for ages. Have put up with it for now, but since taking up astronomy it has become a real pain and seriously affects my ability to look at things. Had the consultation with the eye specialist a few weeks ago and decided to go ahead with the surgery. Turns out that they don't do the op for anybody. You have to prove that it is having a detrimental effect on your quality of life and since my stroke three and a half years ago the only thing I can really do now is my astronomy and I also struggle reading anything since the floater keeps drifting across my field of vision.

Since it is surgery there is a risk element involved, but I have made the decision to have it done. The surgeon is one of the best, so I feel a little more at ease.

Also at the same time I am having a cataract operation (not that I have one now, but the likelihood of developing one within 2 years is high), so I am having that done at the same time, then home for a few weeks recovery. Just as my new scope arrives as well. Typical.

On the downside I will go from being a non spectacle wearer to having to wear them all the time. Small price to pay I think. Once it has all settled down I will be able to re- convene my astronomy with a clear view though as it should be a permanent fix.

Hi, I also suffer with many things which annoy me when im star gazing through my scope. I have floaters which can be annoying when looking at the moon. I also have blue entroptic phenomenon which again is millions of tiny lights going around vision when looking at a blue sky or bright object especially the moon. I also have visual snow which is basically seeing static like on a tv but it is made worse at night time. And i also have halos and starbursts due to me having astagmatism and larger than usual pupils at night. these give me starburst effect on stars and also with a halo around venus and or other bright objects. Really quite annoying but i have had them for the past 2 years and I am only 17 years old. Theres nothing I can do about any of them. I suppose i am just used to it and i still enjoy using my scope very much. The only good thing is my eyes are 20:20 so i guess thats why it doesnt bother me too much.

I hope your eye operation goes well :)

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Well done sir for being so brave and getting it done. You are right about the opthamologists not recommending work for anything. I have a long standing eye condition that can get worse any minute and surgery is currently being refused because I am too young (LOL). I hope you recover fast and thoroughly. :)

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I really hope all of you with upcoming surgical interventions get better and can continue enjoying astronomy. For those with limited sight, my best wishes too. Is incredible that we can spend thousands of dollars on instruments to enhance our vision, but it all rests on our priceless eyes themselves to make it possible.

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Hello Guys and Girls.

Just been released from hospital earlier today following my op. Everything is very bluured, so sorry for the many typeos. Op went well, so I have just got to start the recovery process now. I must say I have been very touched by all your good wishes and I am glad to be a part of the great family that is Stargazers Lounge. Will keep you posted how the recovery goes..

You are all brilliant

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Glad it all went well Malc ,

Wishing you a speedy recovery ,

Take care.

Steve.

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glad all went well malc take it easy with your recovery and do as the docs say they no better than us.hear from you soon

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Good luck with the operation Malc, hope it all goes well. If it is any consolation I had cataracts removed from both eyes two years ago, just prior to taking up astronomy again after a break and now can see quite well. I opted for the replacement lenses to be for distance viewing and so can see quite well without glasses except for reading where I need them. After a year I develeoped secondary cataracts but they were sapped away in a matter of minutes with a laser. I went for the distance vision replacement lenses as I am a keen walker, photographer and astronomer and so wanted to be glasses free to pursue these pursuits (plus TV is easier too). Don't know if you have been offered this alternative?

So you really have nothing to fear. Good luck

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...Everything is very bluured...

Just turn the focussing knob? :D

Glad to hear it went well Malc, there is a shiny C9.25 waiting at the end of the recovery tunnel :)

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so glad all is well.wouldn't worry too much about the blurryness (did i just make that word up). people spend a lot on beer to get that affect. seriously though, glad you're home. recovery is so much easier in a familiar environment.

Scott

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I am forking out to have Laser Eye surgery in 5 weeks time...wear glasses for driving and watching TV but get really fed up with them, cos I drive for a living this weather I'm always wiping rain drops off of them! I know a few people who've had it done and they swear by it - best thing they ever had done. Yes there are risks as with any surgical procedure but the risk is fairly small. They say my night vision will be better...time will tell, just think, I'll be able to see all those clouds so much better!! As long as I keep up with the drops they provide things should be fine......

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Cheers Dunk. Yeah. I have my wonderful new toy to give me the reason to make a good recovery. This was what it was all about. Getting rid of the floater so I could use my scope without any problems.

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Hope you're recovering well Malc - I dread the day I ever have to have something done with my eyes - don't think I would have your bravery lol. Lets hope it comes good enough to use your new scope - it really is a superb hobby with some amazing views that everyone should have the opportunity to experience in full glory :)

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Thanks for the lovely messages. I guess there isn't a good time to have something like this done, but I needed doing and luckily I managed to have it done at my local hospital under the NHS. It isn't done for everyone, so I feel lucky to have it done as it is having a detrimental impact on ne being able to enjoy the only real hobbly I have left. Well at least I have my new scope here for when my eye heals.

You are spot-on brantuk. I should have taken up astronomy years ago, but thank goodness I have now. The universe is a truly wonderous thing and being able to look deep into it is fantastic. Hopefully my eye will be sufficiently healed in time for the new season. Just as a matter of interest when does it start officially? (if there is an official date).

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28th October ... when the clocks go back to normal!

:D

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all the best for a speedy and full recovery malc

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We'll have nautical twilight around 9pm by the 1st Sept - not the official start but good enough for me to get the scope out and pop up the dark site on a Fri/Sat night lol. You chould be pretty well healed by then I guess. :)

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