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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 - 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 »

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 »

floaters, please respond

Posted by Anonymous, 2 Replies
I've been seeing new eye floaters in both eyes since three weeks after my exposure. Does anyone know whether it is linked to hiv? Please help, I'm going crazy here.

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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: Holistic Approaches

My acupuncturist discussed eye floaters with me today.She says that, in Chinese Medicine, it's an indicator of liver imbalance.Makes sense. We people with HIV and meds have a lot of work going on in the liver.Not that this is the...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Interesting observation-I am not aware of a clear link between floaters and an increased rate of liver problems. KH... Read more »

Eye Floaters and HIV Medications?

Over the last few years, I've noticed an increasing amount of annoying eye floaters present. I have a few webs of them, and they're very difficult to live with.I read on the Internet of other people reporting these symptoms, and I wonder...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Floaters are very common in the general population with current treatment being quite limited. There has been no link between any HIV medication and floaters that I am aware of. KH... Read more »

Floaters in the eyes

I've seen mention of floaters here before; however, consider that some of the medications we take may irritate the lining in the eye, and perhaps that could also cause floaters.I have some that are driving me absolutely crazy. I work on...
Keith Henry, M.D.

Response from Keith Henry, M.D.

University of Minnesota, School of Medicine
Floaters are very common in the general population. It is unclear to me whether the incidence is higher in HIV+ patients. In the absence of serious HIV-related conditions (CMV retinitis for example), I am not sure there is anything unique about... Read more »
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