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Old 05-07-2021, 08:26 PM   #1
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Default Losing vision in my right eye

So I noticed one night, when I was using my phone, that there was a yellow "blob" on the screen of my phone. As moved my eyes around the screen the "blob" would follow where ever I was looking on the screen. I closed my right eye and kept the left eye open it disappeared, but when I opened my right eye and closed my left I would see it. I thought I might have looked at a bright light when I walked around the house and the "after image" was still in my vision.

Over the next couple of days I noticed the "image" was still there in the center of my vision in my right eye. After a couple weeks the yellow blob turned into a shadow in my line of sight (right eye only). It was then that I started to get worried. I could no longer pinpoint crosshairs in my scope or the pins when I was looking through the peep on my bow. Especially in low light conditions.

As a hunter my eyes are necessary! I started thinking if I was going to have to start learning to use my other eye and shoot left handed.

Well I went the eye doctor yesterday, and was diagnosed with Central Serous Retinopathy. I was given a prescription of two different eye drops. So we'll see how it goes.

If you guys can send some prayers up for a fellow hunter I would really appreciate it. Thanks
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Old 05-07-2021, 08:27 PM   #2
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Old 05-07-2021, 08:35 PM   #3
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Praying for you!

While not the same problem Iíve had serious issues in both my eyes the last 3-4 yrs. I can sympathize and wish you the best.


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Old 05-07-2021, 08:35 PM   #4
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Old 05-07-2021, 08:38 PM   #5
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So I noticed one night, when I was using my phone, that there was a yellow "blob" on the screen of my phone. As moved my eyes around the screen the "blob" would follow where ever I was looking on the screen. I closed my right eye and kept the left eye open it disappeared, but when I opened my right eye and closed my left I would see it. I thought I might have looked at a bright light when I walked around the house and the "after image" was still in my vision.

Over the next couple of days I noticed the "image" was still there in the center of my vision in my right eye. After a couple weeks the yellow blob turned into a shadow in my line of sight (right eye only). It was then that I started to get worried. I could no longer pinpoint crosshairs in my scope or the pins when I was looking through the peep on my bow. Especially in low light conditions.

As a hunter my eyes are necessary! I started thinking if I was going to have to start learning to use my other eye and shoot left handed.

Well I went the eye doctor yesterday, and was diagnosed with Central Serous Retinopathy. I was given a prescription of two different eye drops. So we'll see how it goes.

If you guys can send some prayers up for a fellow hunter I would really appreciate it. Thanks

Iíve had CSR off and on for 10 years in my right eye too. Mine comes and goes maybe 1-2 times a year. Usually it is when Iím really stressed about something, or not getting enough sleep. Iíve learned to live with it and it usually goes away within 2-3 weeks. My vision is not as good in my right eye, but Iím still about to shoot a bow and see the cross hairs in a scope.
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Old 05-07-2021, 08:39 PM   #6
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Old 05-07-2021, 08:46 PM   #7
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Iíve had CSR off and on for 10 years in my right eye too. Mine comes and goes maybe 1-2 times a year. Usually it is when Iím really stressed about something, or not getting enough sleep. Iíve learned to live with it and it usually goes away within 2-3 weeks. My vision is not as good in my right eye, but Iím still about to shoot a bow and see the cross hairs in a scope.
I forgot to mention the eye doctor said that it's stress related. I'll be honest, I'm having a hard time believing that, but I have faith that his treatment will work... thanks for sharing. It brings some comfort knowing I should still be able to hunt effectively.
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Old 05-07-2021, 08:46 PM   #8
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Praying those eye drops work for a fellow hunter. Get well and see better quick.
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Old 05-07-2021, 09:03 PM   #9
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I forgot to mention the eye doctor said that it's stress related. I'll be honest, I'm having a hard time believing that, but I have faith that his treatment will work... thanks for sharing. It brings some comfort knowing I should still be able to hunt effectively.
Yeah it can be frustrating when it comes on. Iíve studied on it, and too much caffeine can trigger it too, or make it linger longer. So I usually try to cut way back on caffeine when it comes on.
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Old 05-07-2021, 09:35 PM   #10
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Old 05-07-2021, 09:39 PM   #11
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I hope it clears up soon bud, I’ve never had great vision. I’m suppose to wear glasses but I rarely have them on, I also have these floaters that appear in my like of sight then disappear. Doctor said Im in the early stages of cataracts...
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Old 05-07-2021, 09:43 PM   #12
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Iíve had CSR off and on for 10 years in my right eye too. Mine comes and goes maybe 1-2 times a year. Usually it is when Iím really stressed about something, or not getting enough sleep. Iíve learned to live with it and it usually goes away within 2-3 weeks. My vision is not as good in my right eye, but Iím still about to shoot a bow and see the cross hairs in a scope.
The pattern you describe sounds suspiciously similar to migraine activity. Just curious, is there a history of migraines in your family? Or seizures...epileptic, febrile, childhood, or other idiopathic cause?

I ask, not just out of my own curiosity, but because I wonder whether or not migraine meds (or other CNS meds like anti-seizure medication) might be indicated here and, if so, whether you and/or OP might benefit from seeing a neurologist who specializes in disorders of the somatosensory cortex.

Just thinking out loud.
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Old 05-07-2021, 09:45 PM   #13
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Old 05-07-2021, 09:48 PM   #14
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I went to the eye doctor on April 1st got sent to a glaucoma specialist April 2nd and had drain tubes put in my right eye. My pressure was 78 vision was gone. I’m going to a Retnia specialist Tuesday to have laser treatment to burn off extra veins and start inflection treatment.

Please go to all the specialist you can.

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Old 05-07-2021, 10:12 PM   #15
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Old 05-07-2021, 10:34 PM   #16
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Praying now for all you guys with eye issues! I truly hope you all recover completely. My wife just had eye surgery on one eye due to her autoimmune disease at UT Southwestern Wednesday. I highly recommend the Doctors there.
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Old 05-08-2021, 06:18 AM   #17
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Old 05-08-2021, 06:43 AM   #18
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The pattern you describe sounds suspiciously similar to migraine activity. Just curious, is there a history of migraines in your family? Or seizures...epileptic, febrile, childhood, or other idiopathic cause?

I ask, not just out of my own curiosity, but because I wonder whether or not migraine meds (or other CNS meds like anti-seizure medication) might be indicated here and, if so, whether you and/or OP might benefit from seeing a neurologist who specializes in disorders of the somatosensory cortex.

Just thinking out loud.
No sir no history epilepsy or the like....I get migraines fairly regularly though.
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Old 05-08-2021, 06:54 AM   #19
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Old 05-08-2021, 07:01 AM   #20
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Old 05-08-2021, 07:10 AM   #21
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No sir no history epilepsy or the like....I get migraines fairly regularly though.

What do you take for them?
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Old 05-08-2021, 07:11 AM   #22
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Old 05-08-2021, 07:16 AM   #23
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The pattern you describe sounds suspiciously similar to migraine activity. Just curious, is there a history of migraines in your family? Or seizures...epileptic, febrile, childhood, or other idiopathic cause?

I ask, not just out of my own curiosity, but because I wonder whether or not migraine meds (or other CNS meds like anti-seizure medication) might be indicated here and, if so, whether you and/or OP might benefit from seeing a neurologist who specializes in disorders of the somatosensory cortex.

Just thinking out loud.
No migraines or anything else like that.

What CSR is when the tiny vessels in your eyes start leaking fluid for some unknown reason. You're basically looking through the leaking fluid. It definitely diminishes the vision in that eye. Low light conditions are when it affects me the most. I've had a few times while bow hunting when I would draw back and try to look through my peep sights and not be able to see my target. It always goes away within a few weeks for me.

OP, try to get plenty of rest, de-stress things in your life, stay hydrated, and try to cut back on your caffeine intake.
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Old 05-08-2021, 07:18 AM   #24
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Prayers sent. Hope the docs can fix you up. I have a dot in my left eye from burning it welding years ago. Good luck to you.
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Old 05-08-2021, 07:50 AM   #25
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Old 05-08-2021, 09:06 AM   #26
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Old 05-08-2021, 09:48 AM   #27
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What do you take for them?
Just motrin. It doesn't take it completely away, but it helps me manage the pain.
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Old 05-08-2021, 01:28 PM   #28
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Old 05-08-2021, 01:33 PM   #29
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So I noticed one night, when I was using my phone, that there was a yellow "blob" on the screen of my phone. As moved my eyes around the screen the "blob" would follow where ever I was looking on the screen. I closed my right eye and kept the left eye open it disappeared, but when I opened my right eye and closed my left I would see it. I thought I might have looked at a bright light when I walked around the house and the "after image" was still in my vision.

Over the next couple of days I noticed the "image" was still there in the center of my vision in my right eye. After a couple weeks the yellow blob turned into a shadow in my line of sight (right eye only). It was then that I started to get worried. I could no longer pinpoint crosshairs in my scope or the pins when I was looking through the peep on my bow. Especially in low light conditions.

As a hunter my eyes are necessary! I started thinking if I was going to have to start learning to use my other eye and shoot left handed.

Well I went the eye doctor yesterday, and was diagnosed with Central Serous Retinopathy. I was given a prescription of two different eye drops. So we'll see how it goes.

If you guys can send some prayers up for a fellow hunter I would really appreciate it. Thanks
I had central serous retinopathy last year and thankfully my vision returned to normal with the diuretic therapy. Took about 6 weeks to get back to normal with meds. Prayers for a quick recovery!
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Old 05-08-2021, 04:50 PM   #30
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Old 05-08-2021, 05:53 PM   #31
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Old 05-09-2021, 07:23 AM   #32
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Old 05-09-2021, 08:13 AM   #33
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Just prayed, hope all goes well!
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Old 05-09-2021, 08:24 AM   #34
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Old 05-09-2021, 08:38 AM   #35
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Prayer sent.

OP, I'm over do for my check up. You just motivated me.
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Old 05-09-2021, 09:23 AM   #36
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Prayers my friend when I had my first Lyme disease attack my immune system was really low I wound up with a streptococcal virus in my right eye.I lost vision for about 2 months and it took nearly a year to come back all together.I missed the first 3 weeks of bow season that year I could hit a yellow target but vision was so fuzzy I couldn’t make out a deer through the peep sight. It wasn’t fun but really made me appreciate some of the small things we take for granted.First time I was able to hunt that year I stuck a big 8 in the national forest I was so over come I cried and really gave thanks to God for that special time.Hang in there my friend I’m confident all these prayers will be heard.
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Old 05-09-2021, 03:15 PM   #37
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Take good care of that eye. God only gave us two. I am down one myself And I have not let it slow me down any. Just take care of them and wear your safety glasses
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Old 05-09-2021, 04:03 PM   #38
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Ah, man, that is scary stuff. Prayer sent^ just now.
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