Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by doubleh, Jun 9, 2021.
Do you think that's actually a possibility?
Had both eyes done in April, 2020 and, like others, was amazed with the improvement in acuity and brightness of colors. Could even see iron sights again. Unfortunately, acuity is suffering a bit with everything appearing slightly blurry. Last trip to range, I discovered the one (and on occasion, 2nd) flier out of every 5 shot group is very likely being caused by a ghost image of the horizontal cross hair rather than a new BAR which I've been trying to squeeze < moa groups out of. The vertical crosshair is sharp, only horizontal has the ghost; my fliers are always out @ 12-1 o'clock, so suspect I'm picking up on the ghost crosshair.
Was diagnosed w/macular degeneration in right eye 20 years ago, but it was not progressing noticeably. Hopefully that is still the case. Have appointment w/Ophthalmologist on the 9th to discuss the problem.
Funny thing is that if I tip my head so as to position my iris as low as possible, making line of sight just above lower eyelid, the ghost disappears???
This Doctor has done an excellent job of keeping my eyes tuned up for past 40 years; sure hope he has one more trick in his bag to fix this one.
I see a ghost image of my front sight above the more solid image. I found out vertical double vision with only one eye open is a known thing for a person who has astigmatism. (Which I do.) I imagined that the more solid image was the real one and therefore the one to use but all my shots were hitting a little low compared to where I was aiming. So I tried using the ghost image and that works for me.
That was exactly my experience too.
I remember going outside and just feasting on the vivid colors. We truly live in amazing times. I see as well now as I did when I was 12 years old.
If only the rest of my body .....
Good, but I use 1.25 readers when closer. Have about 10 pairs everywhere JIC.
Just had astigmatism before. Cataract removal and minor correction HD lenses.
They even gave me little cards with the spec's on 'em! Big HD and slightly Blu-Blocking!
You won't believe the stars and clarity at night!
Have to be very careful with any racial light. (white)...
Aimpoints are beautiful too.
I had major sticker shock when my friend told me the problems I had with the red dot I first bought for my AR would be solved if I got an Aimpoint. After a few days I realized a firearm I couldn't see to aim was going to be an extremely expensive giant paperweight, and gave in. Oh boy do I love them!!!!!!!
For the record, besides not being able to even see the lesser red dot sight under certain conditions (illuminated target while standing in dimmer light), I was getting an artifact of a sort of wiggly red thread directly above the red dot but not touching it. Do not get that or any other artifacts with an Aimpoint.
Yes. There is research being done on several ways of accomplishing this.
If you are following this, I'm sure many folks here would love to have periodic updates. (Hint, hint...)
One of the most pleasurable things I did was drive at night. I preferred it, actually, and now I can see well enough to enjoy it again.
I always thought I should have been a cowboy, but if that fencing staple had lodged in my eye in 1883 instead of 1983.....I would have been a one-eyed cowboy.
Can see iron sights well enough they are useable for both handgun and rifle. I go back next Monday for my one week checkup after that I will start shooting with my new eyes and see what works for me. Am so glad I had this done.
There's a song in there somewhere.......
Yep, and if you can work in a train or a prison ya got a golden platter!!
The new variable lens implants could be a good thing for those having cataract surgery for the first time. But for those of us who have already had the surgery, it's not too helpful. That's because, during the original procedure, the natural lens is emulsified using ultrasound, and then is vacuumed out. This doesn't work on plastic implant lenses, which literally have to be cut out. As I understand it, this is complicated and difficult. Once the original operation is done, it's best to leave the results alone.
She talked to an ophthalmologist about implants but he was not interested in doing a "secondary procedure" after somebody else had done the main work, for which read better paying.
Unfortunately her health started failing before she could find somebody to work with.
Mine eyes have seen the gorey?
Back years (generations?) ago, cataracts would be removed, and then the patient would need glasses like the bottoms of Coke bottles (think George Burns) to see at all. Contacts were an improvement on this, but the real breakthrough came with plastic implant lenses. This greatly improved the quality of life for the elderly.
...and all the other folks that needed them.
My maternal grandmother had that type of operation decades ago. Coke bottle bottoms is an apt description of the glasses she needed, but she was an avid reader and appreciated that she could still read.
I'm only having my right eye done, 'cause even though there's a small one forming in my left eye, I'm still 20-20 out of that one. Just hedging my bets because there might be some difficulty with the right eye surgery. Everyone says to have both done at the same time, but I ju-u-u-u-ust don't know about that. Just "an overabundance of caution" there, I guess.
I do OK to 15 yards with the laser sights on my EDCs, and OK with the pistol iron sights, laser off, with my left eye. The gun comes up to that "left eye" position automatically now for that.
Rifle? No good, Was seriously thinking of training with the rifle on the left shoulder, but just trying it, it feels so awkward, like throwing with your weak hand.
Know what ya mean, 230. I'm just too old to learn to shoot a rifle left handed, but the alteration I made to enable me to shoot my M1 leads me to believe I can shoot a high mounted scope right handed using my left eye by canting as you would a co-axially mounted optic on an AR. Should my macular degeneration in right eye progress far enough to render right eye useless, I'll let ya know how that works out. As they say, any port in a storm.
The membrane we are talking about is part of the capsule the natural lens rides in. This capsule separates the lens from the aqueous humor at the front of the eye (behind the cornea) and from the vitreous humor -- a jellylike substance -- at the back of the eye. The front membrane gets cut during the operation, in the process of removing the old lens and installing the new one. (The old lens is liquified and sucked out, and the new lens is inserted in a folded condition and unfolds into its proper position.) The doctors like to keep the rear membrane intact, so as to prevent debris from contaminating the vitreous. (Debris in the vitreous causes "floaters.")
After a period of time, this rear membrane may (or may not) cloud up. It's easy for the doctor to burn a hole in it with a laser. By that time it's safe to do so, because the new lens itself takes over the job of sealing the vitreous.
At least that's how I understand it in layman's terms, as explained to me by my doctor.
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