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03-12-2010, 04:32 PM
...on me "good" retina.

Went to the "regular checkup" appointment, the retinologist says: "Well, there's a bit of a flap there, I'll laser it now, just for safety's sake." Tech numbed me up and put some brace of drops in there to dilate it further. Hour later I know how a possum feels if caught out on a sunny day at noon.


This kid is as good as they get from all accounts, she's the one who put the scleral buckle on the other eye and basically saved my sight... and she's adorable, besides. :wink: :laugh:

But it's like someone threw sand in me right eye just now. :crazyeyes:

03-12-2010, 04:35 PM
My dad had 4 similar "encounters" but this was at the infancy of lasers and such as we have now.

03-12-2010, 04:49 PM
The irritation you feel is a small inconvenience to save your peeps.
Perscription: Take 2 (or more) CAB every hour or as necessary :cheers:
Feel better soon.

03-12-2010, 05:09 PM
I agree, Elliot. And the 'script is already in process: Apres 5PM and number one is now in front of me. :wink:

03-12-2010, 05:10 PM
...OoOOOohhh... didn't mean t' use FRENCH. :eeek:

03-12-2010, 06:46 PM
...OoOOOohhh... didn't mean t' use FRENCH. :eeek:

I know what you mean doc. At Disney Paris ALL the dwarfs at the Snow White exhibit are called "grumpy" :jester:

03-12-2010, 06:59 PM
"and she's adorable, besides."

That's because she blinded ya with the freaking LASER FIRST!

03-12-2010, 08:15 PM
doc, i didnt know they could treat hemroids that way! :jester:

03-12-2010, 08:38 PM
Hope it works out. I am VERY afraid of a "tech" armed with a lazer. Sounds very Austin Powers?
All the best, mate!

03-12-2010, 08:43 PM
But it's like someone threw sand in me right eye just now. :crazyeyes:
I didn't have that sensation. Just saw green spots for a couple days until those rods died completely. I arrived in "the chair" before the Doc came in and couldn't help checking things out. Saw a warning label on the laser that said "Do Not Shine in Eyes". Hmmmmmmm.

I don't know why they haven't figured out how to use a carbon dioxide laser yet. Them things have an invisible beam.

03-12-2010, 10:28 PM
Green an' rectangle shaped. She hit me in short bursts, two "double-tap" hits in a row then acquire a new target. In "rows"... Seem'd to go on forever. I kinda thought th' machine shoulda said "SINGER" onna side after it wuz done.

03-13-2010, 01:14 AM
Missed having you in the shed tonite, Doc, but I guess your condition prevented looking into a monitor with any comfort. Pete and I thought about you though. Hope all is better soon.

03-13-2010, 11:31 AM
Happy Birthday Jim. Celebrate today!...... now back to our regularly scheduled thread....

03-13-2010, 12:43 PM
doc, kidding aside, while using a mini vac. cleaning up some sheet metal work i was doing on a g-3 a small aluminum shard entered my right eyeball i was rushed to femal eye specialist who put in some dye and felt around, using a magnet etc., and couldnt locate the metal, i spent the night in the worst pain ive ever felt, it wasnt till the next afternoon that a real "specialist" got the piece out in two minutes, the relief was luxurious!, i woulnt wish an eye injury on anyone, while working on "anything" ive ever since use eye protection, and insist the guys working for do the same or go home. wishing you a speedy recover. anthony. :wink:

03-13-2010, 01:09 PM
Much better today. Went to a client's place and put in a few hours.

Happy B'day JIM!!!

03-13-2010, 03:08 PM
Glad you are on the mend doc.
Could it be that you are having "tack welds" just to see the operator? I'm just saying..... :whistle:

03-13-2010, 04:11 PM
I had that laser shiX done, on both eyes, several years ago.
They blew vents in my iris corners for some damXed reason.

The first one, head locked into the gestapo torture brace, they hit me, felt like 110V 60CPS into the eye, down the neck and shoulders, down the arms, and grounding out both hands which were gripping the metal based armrests.

They could hear me screaming two floors away.

They "claimed" that had never happened before, but they did stop, and "adjusted" the machine, continuing with no further problem.

Next time, I threatened to have some sort of metallic defensive device in my hand.....joke, son, just a joke.

So, good and bad here.

03-13-2010, 06:35 PM
They wanted[quote=DrEntropy
she's the one who put the scleral buckle on the other eye and basically saved my sight... . :crazyeyes: [/quote]

They wanted to put that postal rubber band on my eye and I flipped out !!!

Good thing too as it wouldn't have helped my condition.

03-13-2010, 06:50 PM
Could it be that you are having "tack welds" just to see the operator? I'm just saying..... :whistle:

She's dolly but even at that I'd not <span style="font-style: italic">volunteer</span> for this stuff! There was pain involved, heat generated. Not the spike thru th' body kind Dave related, rather a deep burning like she'd driven that dam beam into my cortex. An attendant put on an exam glove and had me nodge shoved tight against the chin/forehead braces. No clamps... not metal ones anyway.
Humanely restrained! :jester:

03-13-2010, 08:31 PM
The eye is certainly one part of the body that is extremely sensitive to procedures that cause pain.... that would be every procedure!
Sorry you had to endure it doc. Hopefully the worst is behind you!

03-13-2010, 08:35 PM
When did eliminate the water boarding portion of the procedure?

03-13-2010, 09:06 PM
Kinder Gentler Bolsheviks!!

Horsemits' concept. :jester:

03-14-2010, 01:45 AM
Geez I just hate anything near my eyes except my lids.
I had a sliver of metal hit my eye and had to have it removed i swear I nearly went crazy when they went after it. I cant imagine the stuff you guys a talking about AH AH AHHHHHH!!!!!! I'm a big baby when it comes to my eyes I won't even consider contacts! Hope ever thing works out DOC.

03-14-2010, 10:26 AM
Can't add to what's already been said. Happy that the orb is feeling better.