Hepatitis Social Community
1.94k Members
Avatar universal


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?
50 Responses
Avatar universal
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
146021 tn?1237208487
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

Avatar universal
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
Avatar universal
BTW I'm having a great day.  How is your day still going "great" Mike?
Avatar universal
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?

Avatar universal
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.
Have an Answer?
Top Hepatitis Answerers
317787 tn?1473362051
683231 tn?1467326617
Auburn, WA
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
A list of national and international resources and hotlines to help connect you to needed health and medical services.
Here’s how your baby’s growing in your body each week.
These common ADD/ADHD myths could already be hurting your child
This article will tell you more about strength training at home, giving you some options that require little to no equipment.
In You Can Prevent a Stroke, Dr. Joshua Yamamoto and Dr. Kristin Thomas help us understand what we can do to prevent a stroke.
Smoking substitute may not provide such a healthy swap, after all.