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Does HIV Cause Eye Floaters

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Eye Floaters = HIV?

Dr. Dieterich,I was reading a website which discussed signs & symptoms of HIV infection and one of the symptoms listed was eye floaters. I am very concerned because about 6 months after a risky encounter I began seeing floaters in both eyes. I...
Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

Response from Douglas T. Dieterich, M.D.

New York University, School of Medicine
Floaters have nothing to do with HIV. They are common in all people and are not serious. As long as you have eye exams regularly there is nothing to worry about. It is good to have the HIV test, but eye symptoms are very rare. DTD... Read more »

Eye Floaters - HIV?

Dr. Pavia,Is there any connection between eye floaters and acute/recent hiv infection? Recently I... Read more »

eye floaters - HIV?

Dr. Henry,Is there any connection between eye floaters and acute/recent hiv infection? Recently I... Read more »
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Eye Floaters - the debate continues...please help!

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
The Eye Floater debate continues. Anyone who has experienced the sudden onset of eye floaters following what they perceive to be a potential HIV exposure needs to read this. A recent poster to the website at John's Hopkins wrote, "Being HIV... Read more »

floaters ,floaters and more floaters

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
hi all,my questin is reguarding flaoters,i have them and they are like quite bad when i look at something bright like sunlight or snow,well i have tested neg at 4 months for hiv 1-2,also took test for hiv 1 again,neg,my question is can hiv 2 cause... Read more »

Eye Floaters?

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I read many questions on here regarding these Eye Floaters, would some please put this to rest. Are these or are they not a symptom related to ARS Read more »

Eye Floaters

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
Out of curiousity, are eye floaters something to be concerned about? I know they are associated with CMV, which consists of blurred vision as well. But if one has an eye floater, they are in their mid-twenties, their eyesight has been bad for... Read more »