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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000833.txt from 1999/04

From: "William J. Maynard" <>
Subj: Re: [kl] Progressive lenses (was RE: Speaking of diaphrams)
Date: Sun, 18 Apr 1999 16:37:19 -0400

Dear Mr. Weinstein,

I also have problems with the "floaters" and would appreciate it if you
would share your experience with me. Perhaps this is important enough to put
out to the entire group ? I have found many friends also suffer this problem
and have been told there is nothing that can be done.

Best wishes, Bill Maynard
-----Original Message-----
From: Mark Weinstein <>
Date: Sunday, April 18, 1999 9:02 AM
Subject: Re: [kl] Progressive lenses (was RE: Speaking of diaphrams)

>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
>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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