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About Dakota Slim

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  1. Dakota Slim

    eye problemssssss

    Hey Jerry. None of us are getting any younger but a guy needs 2 eyes if at all possible I asked Dr. Google about a droopy eyelid and he said... What is ptosis? Pathologic droopy eyelid, also called ptosis, may occur due to trauma, age, or various medical disorders. This condition is called unilateral ptosis when it affects one eye and bilateral ptosis when it affects both eyes. It may come and go or it might be permanent. It can be present at birth, where it’s known as congenital ptosis, or you can develop it later in life, which is known as acquired ptosis. Depending on the severity of the condition, droopy upper eyelids can block or greatly reduce vision depending on how much it obstructs the pupil. In most cases, the condition will resolve, either naturally or through medical intervention. Who gets droopy eyelid? There are many different possible causes of droopy eyelids, ranging from natural causes to more serious conditions. Your doctor will be able to help you figure out what’s causing the issue. Anyone can get droopy eyelids, and there aren’t substantial differences in prevalence between men and women or between ethnicities. However, it’s most common in older adults because of the natural aging process. The levator muscle is responsible for lifting the eyelid. As you age, that muscle can stretch and, as a result, cause the eyelid to fall. Keep in mind, though, that people of all ages can be affected by this condition. In fact, babies are sometimes born with it, though this is rare. Sometimes the exact cause is unknown, but other times it may be due to trauma. It can also be neurological. Children The most common cause of congenital ptosis is the levator muscle not developing properly. Children who have ptosis may also develop amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye. This disorder can also delay or limit their vision. What are the risk factors for droopy eyelid? Certain medical conditions can also put you at risk for developing droopy eyelid. Medical conditions If your eyelids are drooping, it could be a sign of an underlying medical condition, especially if the issue affects both eyelids. If just one of your eyelids droops, it may be a result of a nerve injury or a temporary stye. Routine LASIK or cataract surgery is sometimes to blame for the development of ptosis, as a result of the muscle or tendon being stretched. Serious conditions In some cases, droopy eyelid is caused by more serious conditions, such as a stroke, brain tumor, or cancer of the nerves or muscles. Neurological disorders that affect the nerves or muscles of the eyes — such as myasthenia gravis — can also lead to ptosis. More at https://www.healthline.com/health/eyelid-drooping#treatment
  2. Dakota Slim

    Good Hunt Today

    WOW. That could start a gold rush. Seriously. Those are some great pieces. Thanks for sharing.
  3. Dakota Slim

    IMPORTANT REMINDER from Administration

    Bob Dylan: But something is happening here and you don't know what it is..... Do you, Mr. Jones?
  4. Dakota Slim

    Where does gold come from? with AZ Nugget Bob...

    This could be considered to be off topic but then again it is all part of the big picture. Where did all of the earth's water come from? Has it been here since the earth was formed?
  5. Dakota Slim

    Greetings :)

  6. Dakota Slim

    So what do you do....

    I'd go back and try find the rest of that vein. That's what I'd do.
  7. Dakota Slim

    IMPORTANT REMINDER from Administration

  8. Dakota Slim

    Do not use magnet on meteorites

    I don't know about meteorites, but you definitely should not use magnets on land mines.
  9. Dakota Slim

    Crystal from an estate

    Yep, and I'm guessing it's from Bluebird Hill which is near the American Girl Mine at the Cargo Muchacho Mtns. in SE CA. I just posted about this in another thread. It is believed to take away all negative feelings. Great to have on your person when prospecting -- or looking for ghosts.
  10. Dakota Slim

    Where does gold come from? with AZ Nugget Bob...

    Mysterious radio signal found in space and astronomers aren't sure where it's coming from http://www.foxnews.com/science/2018/08/07/mysterious-radio-signal-found-in-space-and-astronomers-arent-sure-where-its-coming-from.html They are telling us to quit launching unmanned cars into space.
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    I feel for you John, along with all the other people and critters affected by these fires. It seems we have spent lots of time talking about global warming and little -- if any -- time actually preparing for what we are now seeing. I'm about 30 miles north of Klamath Falls, OR and it's no picnic up here either because of the smoke. I think it's obvious that we need to change our methods of forest management.
  12. Dakota Slim

    Where does gold come from? with AZ Nugget Bob...

    But if anyone messes with our planet, you can bet it's the Russians.
  13. Dakota Slim

    Yankee Fork Gold Dredge

    It sounds like the Forest Service has created a great opportunity for beeping by leveling out all those tailing piles. I'm sure there is plenty of ferrous trash so the GM1000 would be the way to go.
  14. Dakota Slim

    Happy Birthday Shep

    Happy birthday Shep. Here's a cake for ya...