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TROOPER117

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Well chaps, some of you may have noticed I've been out of the flying simulator scene for quite some time.

Reason being is because of my eyesight problems (cataracts)... I just didn't have the vision needed to play any kind of flight simulator game, as I couldn't  focus properly and it gave me headaches.

Had the eye surgery yesterday and all seems to have gone ok... there will be a bedding in process to allow the eye to settle down (could be a couple of weeks or more).

Hopefully I'll be back up in the skies once more, ready to be shot down in flames in the near future.

 

The only thing I've played in recent weeks is a brief spell in Arma Reforger, but ended up stopping as I couldn't finish any gameplay as I got the headaches.

More recently, Snowrunner has had some attention as it's just a game that I can play in very short bursts without concentrating too hard and doesn't have the complexity of flight sims.

 

Have to rest the old peepers now as I'm struggling to even type this message as you've guessed it, my specs don't work properly anymore as my prescription has bloody changed!

 

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Welcome back Trooper117.  Glad your op went well -  darn important our eyes!

 

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HI, Trooper117. 

I am also experiencing eye issues with a double vitreous detachment and the beginnings of a cataract in my right eye, so I know what you are talking about. Getting computer glasses helped out a lot, but it is still hard to see everything clearly on the monitor. Although I don't get headaches, I do suffer from occasional motion sickness. 

Best wishes on your recovery and your return to the virtual skies. 

S!

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Glad you are back, TROOPER! I don't do all the well with my fairly decent eyesight, so you should be fine!

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We really need a braille version for us old timers. I couldn't do any worse. I wish you all the best for your recovery Troops.

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Yikes!!!!  I'd be crushed were I not able to flap around here in BHAH 2....been such a fixture for what seems forever.  So many physical things I used to love have gone by the board, I increasingly rely on old friends like this.  So.....God speed you a swift and complete recovery so you can gobble up all the eye candy.....good luck!!!

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Thanks chaps for the encouraging remarks!

Coming up for day 6 after the op!... vision is clear but still just out of focus in the left eye.

The medical boffins say it should be more or less sorted within a fortnight, but sometimes it may be as long as 4 weeks!!!... Blimey!

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Speedy recovery Troops, hopefully you’ll be back in the cockpit very soon pal.

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Good luck Trooper117, you have the right name to fight through that!

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Trooper – I hope things are sorted for you. If it's any consolation, I had cataracts removed from both eyes last summer and within a month or so had 20/20 vision in each eye. I do, however, need reading glasses. Cheap readers are good enough, but to avoid any problems with WOFF, I measured the exact distance from my eyes to the screen while sitting in front of the computer and had a pair of specs made especially for that distance. Now I can spot the Huns in their château the moment they think about flying! Best wishes.

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Well mate, I had my eye looked at today by the opticians, 4 weeks now after the op... I told them that my eye although much improved, was still not focused properly and was slightly blurred.

After an hour of tests and more drops into my eye to make the pupils larger so they could do even more tests, I was eventually told that I had a swelling behind the eye and that they could not sign me off to go back to work. (I drive people around in a minibus) so legally I have to have two working eyes up to a particular standard to do that.

The upshot is I am now 2 months without work, and I'm now being referred  back to the eye hospital for further examinations... so it's a bit of a rum do chaps!

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That's a bugger.  I truly hope it can be brought about.

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May the Holy Gods of Vision,

Of Screens, and Television,

Give You your Sight,

As is your Right,

Along with Circumcision,

Or Not.

Get well Troops, get well ....

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So, back to the eye hospital... their experts have had a poke around and confirmed the swelling behind the eye.

I now have a further 8 weeks of medication, 2 different types of medication to be administered 4 times a day!

I'm to go back after 8 weeks and see if this has worked.

Meanwhile, still off work for a further 8 weeks... you can't make this up!

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Wow sorry to hear that Trooper sounds like a chore with the medication.  Wishing you best of luck and the best health care.

 

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Yes Pol, it's a bit of a pain, but I just have to get on with it... :smile:

When I look around me with both eyes all seems pretty normal, but that's because the good eye is compensating... unfortunately when I'm on the pc or reading a book I need glasses, and the opticians won't give me a new prescription for the damaged eye until it comes right, so it means another lengthy wait before I can see properly for close work... bummer!

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Ok... been back to the specialists and they have given my peepers the all clear... HUZZAH!

Now it's back to the opticians and get a new  prescription for some new glasses and I'll be good to go  :pilotfly:

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On 6/15/2022 at 4:52 AM, TROOPER117 said:

 

 

10 hours ago, TROOPER117 said:

Ok... been back to the specialists and they have given my peepers the all clear... HUZZAH!

Now it's back to the opticians and get a new  prescription for some new glasses and I'll be good to go  :pilotfly:

Outstanding news! Just remember to not get the glasses too perfect, or who will you blame for getting shot dow

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8 hours ago, Rick Rawlings said:

who will you blame for getting shot down

Me getting shot down on a regular basis is nothing new mate... I have that uncanny luck of always being in the wrong place at the right time. It's the one thing that Capt Triggers said I was really good at!

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Glad your vision was sorted Trooper117 - give the bally Hun hell!

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Glad your back in the saddle Trooper! One thing you have to remember about doctors, 50% of them finished in the bottom half of the class. Good they finally set you to rights. 

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