Patient Comments: Floaters - Causes

What was the cause of your eye floaters?

Comment from: Adam, Published: May 24

I was keeping goal at indoor soccer practice and reached for a shot above my head, only to strike the cross bar with my right hand. My ring finger was left pointing backwards about 30 degrees at the second knuckle and my first thought was that it was broken. But I was able to put it back in place immediately and then move the finger, though with limited range and substantial pain. X-rays have revealed a chip fracture and I'm in a splint for a couple weeks before my appointment with a hand specialist. I would cross my fingers that it heals properly if I could.

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Comment from: ddancer, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: March 22

I had an attempted colonoscopy 2 weeks ago. The doctor could not continue as I was in excruciating pain. My colon wouldn't allow the scope to go round a bend although he kept trying to push. I had no sedative. I still have a lot of pain and some bleeding; not happy.

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Comment from: SK, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: December 01

One cause of eye floaters is high fever. After a high fever you can get loads of floaters appearing in both eyes. That was over 30 years ago. They have not disappeared since. That was what happened to me. So stay cool! Talk to the medical folks to find a cure for floaters, e.g. if it is possible to flush these floaters out of the eyes with saline solution and replace the vitreous humor in the eye with the saline solution. If they can do that safely millions of people worldwide will be queuing up at their clinics for the cure.

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Comment from: jcvanv, 65-74 Male (Patient) Published: March 17

I acquired severe floaters from a botched cataract surgery. Mine are blood cells caused by an abrasion in one of my eyes which is caused by the plastic lens inserted for cataract surgery not being where it is supposed to be. My vision goes from looking through a fog, then they partially clear up in a week or two and then I can only describe them as looking at an oil spill or a one sided ink blot test. Then I go back to the fog. This has been going on for two years until it was correctly diagnosed. I am having surgery to correct the problem. I hope it works as having this condition totally corrupts the vision of my good eye and destroys depth perception.

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Comment from: sonny, 55-64 Male (Patient) Published: February 24

I have floaters only in my left eye. It came about after a nasal congestion on the left nose.

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Comment from: Trackieb, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 24

I was doing my dishes one morning and I coughed and I felt pain in my lower back. The pain was unbearable. I went to the hospital and they sent me for an emergency MRI. I came back and they just advised that my disc had slipped. I was sent for neurological block injections, which didn't work. I was still in a considerable amount of pain. One night it got unbearable, and I rung for an ambulance. I was taken to the hospital that would do my operation a few days later, due to the snow. When I came round after the operation I was told I had cauda equina syndrome (CES) and it was bad. No bladder/bowel function, paralysis in my right leg and the most unbelievable pain. I was sent to rehabilitation and spent six months learning to walk. I can now walk with two crutches, very short distances. I am mostly confined to my wheelchair I would not wish CES on anyone. It has changed my life forever and it will never go away.

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Comment from: Provigil sleep Apnea, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: July 21

The Provigil and modafinil drugs are safe and good to use to treat sleeping disorders. It is the best way to increase wakefulness, increase mild alertness and also improve memory.

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