Patient Comments: Floaters - Describe Your Experience

Please describe your experience with floaters.

Comment from: kfed, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: September 26

I never had a problem with floaters until suddenly I developed a flash of light in the outside periphery of my left eye. Now, not only do I have the flashing but I also see a big gray blob floating right in the center of my line of sight. I really notice this big floater when I am reading on the computer or driving during the daytime. It's in the way and I can't read well because of it. Very frustrating! I am 66 years old, and I do hope this thing goes away pretty soon, because it is affecting my daily living and probably my driving as well!

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Comment from: Skwiseone, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: August 29

I've had the YAG laser treatment on both eyes. My right eye had a large Weiss ring floater which was successfully zapped. However, I now have a blurry spot that floats around my eye, which tends to make me dizzy and cause headaches.

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Comment from: bparker, 25-34 Male (Patient) Published: September 29

A couple of years ago, I noticed a black dot in the periphery of my left eye's vision. A few months later, that dot became a mesh of clouds and spots. I also noticed some floaters in my left eye. I have been to the eye doctor about four times. It's not blinding, but it does affect my vision and quality of life. Even now, I'm still dealing with them. They're better and worse depending on the day, but I fear this condition will worsen. What scares me also is that it'll stay the same. This problem affects my vision, the activities I choose throughout the day, my psychological health, and is very distracting. Often I'll see things that aren't there, and ignore things that are, because of these floaters.

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

I was removing a pot from a high overhead rack yesterday where it can only be reached by lifting up from the bottom of the pot. The handle came back towards me and hit me on the right cheek near my eye. Soon after, I noticed these floaters and mentioned it to the gal working with me. At first, I thought it might be a smudge on my contact lenses (I'm very myopic), but I took them out and put on my glasses, and the floaters were still there. My husband says they'll go away, but I'm going to follow up with the eye doctor since there's a little blurriness, too.

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Comment from: dor, 65-74 Female (Patient) Published: April 06

Out of nowhere, today I got in my car and thought there was something flying around; about 1/2 diameter and black. It is in my right eye and it is floating on the peripheral side.

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Comment from: Michael, 45-54 Male (Patient) Published: October 19

I'm 53 and had developed eye floaters about 4 or 5 years ago. The doctors told me that they're harmless, but whoever has had them knows how annoying they are. They also said that I could have them 'burned off' with laser surgery, but there was no way I was going to 'burn' anything off my eyes! So I kind of accepted that my floaters were there to stay.

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Comment from: Angy, 35-44 Female (Patient) Published: May 02

I have been suffering from eyes floaters for a while, I have done nothing to get rid of them.

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Comment from: Jane3, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: January 10

I am nearly blind in the left eye; I have lots of floaters and double vision.

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Comment from: Jaycool, 75 or over Male (Patient) Published: March 15

I had cataract surgery, about 2 years ago. Now I notice that I have a floater in my right eye, not constantly. Sometimes it is aggravating. I also just noticed in the past months or so, when I look at a window frame with my left eye, it looks somewhat wavy, and the poles don't' look natural straight. I'm going to my doctor Monday morning, 3/14/16.

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