Patient Comments: Eye Floaters - Risk Factors

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Comment from: grace, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 23

When I was looking for my precious wrist watch underneath our dusty sofa my right eye suddenly got irritated. My husband told me to wash it immediately with running water. But it did not do away the itchiness. For a week I suffered teary red eyes and woke up every day with sticky eyelids. I thought of it as a symptom of allergy until on its second week short-lived flashes of light appeared. The next day a floater appeared and until now this still annoys me. I wonder if it could be that this floater was triggered by my eye irritation.

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