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03-28-2010, 09:54 PM
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Eye issues (different than other eye thread)

I was wondering if anyone here plays with eye issues involving their vision while playing? I mean more than the obvious wearing contacts or glasses.

I'll be dealing with my own sight issues soon as it pertains to hockey. I was diagnosed with a vitreous detachment



and have floaters as well as Cortical Cataracts. The cataracts eventually will prevent me from driving at night and will require surgery to replace the lenses with artificial ones or else I will eventually go blind as my lenses become opaque.

Right now my vision is 20/20 the eye doctor told me but I use reading glasses. I am over 40 though so not a surprise and was told I had gray hair for my eyes as she put it.

Right now I see halos around bright object at night and some starbusrting of headlights etc. I see 3 traffic lights like a green light overlapped on itself due to the knife like imperfections in my eye lens. I also see two times on a bright led digital clock overlapping each other, one dim and one normal.

Bright rooms look like the room is smokey.

Hasn't bothered me for hockey so that is good. Only lit up bright objects cause troubles.

My eyes are on course to do this in other words.


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Well I have a fair few issues I posted about before but the long and short of it is I'm registered visually impaired and am not allowed to drive. I just started playing roller and so far no issues although don't ask me to read anything because I'm not wearing my glasses. I may start wearing them when I get my own helmet as they won't fit under the one I'm currently using.

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Well I have a fair few issues I posted about before but the long and short of it is I'm registered visually impaired and am not allowed to drive. I just started playing roller and so far no issues although don't ask me to read anything because I'm not wearing my glasses. I may start wearing them when I get my own helmet as they won't fit under the one I'm currently using.
Well good luck with it, I am sure you will be fine. I'll start to worry when I see three pucks while playing haha.

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Right now I see halos around bright object at night and some starbusrting of headlights etc. I see 3 traffic lights like a green light overlapped on itself due to the knife like imperfections in my eye lens. I also see two times on a bright led digital clock overlapping each other, one dim and one normal.
Hum. In my younger days, I had the same problem during my 30's. However, I was working at an Aluminium Boat manufacturing company as an electrician. The welders did care if you were around, especially when you are inside the boat running wires. They just flashed off without warning. So for several years, I had flash burn. It was like someone had opened my eyes and throw sand in it. For years, I would see halos and star burst at night.

I finally quite the job to start coaching hockey for a living and my eye sight came back. 15 years ago, I was jet spraying a cooling tower at an old rink, spraying off the calcified hard water off the cooling pipes and a piece flew up and embedded in my cornea. It sliced a horseshoe shape lap that would open up every time I went to bed.

After about 5 hours of sleeping, I would get dry eye and then move my eyeball opening up this flap. It was like jamming a poker in my eye. I took a lot of pain pills to get over the pain.

Finally I had eye surgery where they took a pin and hit my cornea with a pin needle to fuse the flap to the cornea. That was a pain in the ...

However, the one thing that made everything always better was hockey. Being in the cold rink all the time made it better. Today I have an astigmatism on that eye. This allow me to see multiple moons at one time. But only with things that are far away. Thank god, players aren't shooting at me while I'm in net from their defensive zone. There might be a problem...LOL

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Hum. In my younger days, I had the same problem during my 30's. However, I was working at an Aluminium Boat manufacturing company as an electrician. The welders did care if you were around, especially when you are inside the boat running wires. They just flashed off without warning. So for several years, I had flash burn. It was like someone had opened my eyes and throw sand in it. For years, I would see halos and star burst at night.

I finally quite the job to start coaching hockey for a living and my eye sight came back. 15 years ago, I was jet spraying a cooling tower at an old rink, spraying off the calcified hard water off the cooling pipes and a piece flew up and embedded in my cornea. It sliced a horseshoe shape lap that would open up every time I went to bed.

After about 5 hours of sleeping, I would get dry eye and then move my eyeball opening up this flap. It was like jamming a poker in my eye. I took a lot of pain pills to get over the pain.

Finally I had eye surgery where they took a pin and hit my cornea with a pin needle to fuse the flap to the cornea. That was a pain in the ...

However, the one thing that made everything always better was hockey. Being in the cold rink all the time made it better. Today I have an astigmatism on that eye. This allow me to see multiple moons at one time. But only with things that are far away. Thank god, players aren't shooting at me while I'm in net from their defensive zone. There might be a problem...LOL

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Well that is good that you found out what caused yours. I haven't seen a single Moon in over a year now. I had the slit lamp exam as well as a full battery of eye testing. Diagnosis confirmed ... Cataracts. The kind I have are a rarer type and usually people with Diabetes get it. Funny how life is sometimes, you never know what is going to creep in.

My brother by the way has the same thing and weare genetically similar as well as looking similar. We are not even a year apart in age.

I'll just have to wait until it gets bad enough to get surgery to replace the lenses. Not looking forward to it honestly.

Your Cornea thing sounded irritating to deal with, eye issues suck.

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I have thin retinas with some holes towards the bottom.

Every 18 months I have to go see a specialist to make sure that my retinas haven't thinned further and to make sure that new holes haven't appeared.

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This is an excellent thread. I am 40 and have keratoconus (coning of the cornea) in my right eye. I've had this condition since i was about 18. The vision in my right eye can't be corrected by lenses only with a corneal transplant which I do not want to have yet since my left eye just has astigmatism. When I play hockey I just wear a soft contact in my left eye and nothing in my right. Essentially, I am only seeing out of one eye. Those guys who have great vision do not know how lucky they are.

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