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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 »

Floaters - Why Do They Occur?

Posted by Anonymous
I was really scared when I noticed floaters. On second thought, I would agree that they are hardly indicative of HIV infection. First of all, I asked many people whether they see floaters. The majority of them do! Also, before my exposure, I... Read more »

To Johnny re: floaters

Posted by Anonymous
About 5 months after a possible exposure I began to see floaters in both eyes so can definitely relate to the pain and anguish you are feeling. I immediately began to think HIV was the cause. What else could possible cause this misery? And... Read more »

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 »

Sorry - Floaters Again...

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
I have posted a message below. I see I am not the only one worried about floaters. I have some questions about them:

1) I know it is normal to have floaters, as most people have them.

2) Is it normal to have a profound increase in the number of... Read more »
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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 began to see floaters in both eyes. I went to an Ophthalmologist and he said my eyes were completely healthy. He told me floaters are very common and...
Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

Response from Andrew T. Pavia, M.D.

University of Utah, School of Medicine
Your eye doctor is correct. Floaters are very common among normal people and the cause does not seem to be well understood (at least by this infectious disease doctor). In people with CD4 cells below 100, floaters are a cause for greater concern and... Read more »

eye floaters - HIV?

Dr. Henry,Is there any connection between eye floaters and acute/recent hiv infection? Recently I began to see floaters in both eyes. I went to an Ophthalmologist and he said my eyes were completely healthy. He told me floaters are very common and...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Floaters in the eye are not a symptom that would lead to concern about HIV infection. They are very, very common in the general population. KH... Read more »

eye floaters - HIV?

Dr. Sullivan,Is there any connection between eye floaters and acute/recent hiv infection? Recently I began to see floaters in both eyes. I went to an Ophthalmologist and he said my eyes were completely healthy. He told me floaters are very common...
John L. Sullivan, M.D.

Response from John L. Sullivan, M.D.

University of Massachusetts, Medical School
I agree with your eye docter; there is nothing to be concerned about. JLS.... Read more »
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