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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000827.txt from 1999/04

From: "Mark Weinstein" <cpaok@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] Progressive lenses (was RE: Speaking of diaphrams)
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 15:55:22 -0400

Please e-mail privately and I will tell you what I know. The "floaters" can
be QUITE disconcerting when playing and reading music at the same time. I
suffer the same problem with "floaters" and my problem has been diagnosed as
a form of Uveitis. And, yes, there are treatments available. The most
progressive studies have come out of the U of CA at SF. Anyway, I'd be
happy to share what knowledge I have on the subject.

>A more serious problem for me is that I suffer from a lot of 'floaters'
>in my eyes, little fuzzy blobs that drift about as I move my eyes and
>can blur my vision slightly if they drift into my line of sight. If
>this happens just as I reach a tricky passage it can be disastrous, and
>would be a major problem if I was trying to earn a living with my
>clarinet. The only solution seems to be to learn anything risky off by
>heart (which can be beneficial anyway).
>
>As far as I know they are incurable, does anyone know otherwise?
>--
>John Dablin
>Aylesbury UK

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