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Eyes

Did anybody have a problem with floaters while on tx? I know I have them, but I never really noticed them like I am now. Its just my right eye. It's annoying me.

Anything I can do to help it before I go to the eye doc in June?
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I would not wait until June to have your eyes examined. Probably nothing to be concerned about, but eye issues can develop with treatment and the only way to find out is to have them examined. Many here have had pre-treatment eye exams and follow-ups both during and post treatment.

-- Jim
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May be nothing in your case but......

Complaints related to the eye are being more widely reported with the widespread use of pegylated interferons and ribavirin. People with pre-existing eye problems such as retinopathy,especially people with diabetes and hypertension,should receive periodic eye examinations priorto and during therapy. Any complaints of blurry vision, floaters or loss of vision should be evaluated immediately as retinal artery and central vein thrombosis, retinal hemorrhages,optic neuritis and papilledema may by induced oraggravated by interferon therapy.56,57

http://www.health.state.ny.us/diseases/communicable/hepatitis/guidelines/appena.htm
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I agree with Jim - don't let this go. It may be nothing but I had a detached retina and it presented with floaters. I never had floaters previously so my case may not be on point but I would see an ophthalmologist soon to be sure. Mike
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BTW I'm having a great day.  How is your day still going "great" Mike?
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Thanks for the site. Do you realize that you are in a thread with 2 of the top MH guys who always give sites and stats and they didn't and you did. Boy they are slipping up. hehe

So thanks bug. I'll talk to the doctor about it.

I'm going to answer my 2 boyfriends now. <<<< I wonder if Jim will bookmark this and use it in a parody?

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Hardy har har,,,having a good day....

Yes I will go to the doc, just don't know when tho. Really sick of doctors.
But I'll go if it keeps getting worse.
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Would I know if I had a detached retina? How did you know you had one?
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MO: I wonder if Jim will bookmark this and use it in a parody?
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BTW, didn't want to post any studies because (pick one, this is a quiz): (a) too lazy: (b)didn't feel like scaring you; (c) who need studies when it's more fun to make things up; (c) didn't want to tax your floaters and make them sink: (d)I'm just feeling too good today to look for any studies.
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Visited the DMV the other day and was able to read the chart easier than before treatment. It's too bad all we get here are people complaining about their eye problems which may upset some needlessly, so I thought I'd add that my eyes are fine. Now I'll go hide for awhile :)

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What is ...."didn't feel like scaring you."

So now I know you are really AlexAlex530.   I knew it! I just knew it!
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Remember that couch that I wish we were all on sitting across from each other, just like a real face to face support group. Well right now I just reached across and pulled your hair. ha! Did it hurt?
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MO: Well right now I just reached across and pulled your hair. ha! Did it hurt?
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Not as much as it might have if support groups were held au naturale. Glad to see your sense of humor is intact today as hard as I tried to unravel it :)

-- Jim
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