@aecamp97 hi! I was wondering if your visual symptoms got any better? And what did you do?
Hi also experiencing floaters around 8 weeks after pfizer vaccine and sensitivity to light. I did not have any of this previously.... heard that eye floaters are permanent. Giving me so much anxiety knowing that the vaccine may have caused these and they won't go away.
@seemamkhrj same as me. Two days after second shot I’ve had symptoms associated with a detached retina (as per ophthalmologist exam) but I’ve never had any vision problems in the past.
@callie in exactly the same situation as you. Pfizer, second shot, floaters. Very stressed by this possibly being permanent.
Hi I came across this thread because I have vision problems since my first and second shot of Pfizer. I was waiting to even take the vaccine because of my multiple autoimmune problems balance problems reactions to antibiotics as well as other vaccines. Then our governor decided that if you don't get the vaccine you will be terminated if you're a state employee. I can't lose my job or I lose my medical insurance my income and my home I am the main breadwinner I felt I had no choice. I was told if I get terminated I would not get any unemployment or assistance of any kind. What choice does that leave someone who has a large family to take care of?. After my first shot I was in bed for two weeks I have vision problems amongst other symptoms. I have black floaters and extreme eye fatigue which causes double vision I am on the 8 day after the second shot and my eyes are still blurry still have the floaters extreme fatigue which makes the vision worse. I have lost three weeks now of income. I feel like I live in a foreign third world country for we don't have rights anymore. I was told I could fill out an exemption form but because I had a deadline of October 18th my doctor explained if I was to be considered fully vaccinated they could drag out the decision for an exemption or deny it and I would send he terminated anyway because I wouldn't be considered fully vaccinated. I didn't realize that people were having Vision issues and now I don't know what to do because I face losing my job because I can't do my job without having my vision clearer here. I don't know what to do. This really is difficult. I will be calling my eye doctor tomorrow and I guess I'll have to let my employer know I still can't see clear enough to do my job I spend eight hours a day on the computer doing research and entering information and data. At least still after reading people's comments and experiences I don't feel like I'm alone or that it's all in my head. People tend to make you feel like you're making it up or something I don't know because it's all new. The doctors don't even know at least my doctor can say I don't understand or know why you're having these problems following the vaccination he's just as frustrated. But I don't get that same support really from my employer have to use text to talk because I shake so bad I can't hit the right keys to text. That in itself is very frustrating. I know my body I know my health and I knew getting the vaccine would cause me problems not to this extent but I knew I would get sick. They're not leaving us with a choice they're forcing us. Putting my family of my son daughter-in-law 4 grandchildren out in the street because I can't work did you do the vaccine shot but I would not have taken if I hadn't been forced to without any kind of compensation is wrong. I have never in my life been forced to take any kind Medical procedure that hasn't been completely and fully vetted. It takes years to know the possible ramifications of a drug vaccine whatever then I think it should be an individual's choice I don't think anyone should be forced. I apologize for any misspellings Etc or words that don't seem to belong like I said with the vision and having to text to talk it's difficult.
On March 19 I rec'd my first shot. Moderna. 4-5 days later I was seeing double-vision. Saw an optometrist, my PCP, a Neuro-Ophthamologist, and a neurologist. Had 18 different blood tests, a brain MRI, an MRI of my inner eye, a CT scan of my chest, an ultra sound of my carotid arteries, and a lumbar puncture. The conclusion from the team of doctors is that I had a negative reaction to the Moderna vaccine resulting in Sixth Cranial Nerve Palsy. I was told not to get the 2nd shot. It is now 6 months later and my vision has improved about 80%. I still see double at farther out distances. I wore an eye patch for the first 4 months. Then, because of progress I made, I was given a special prism lens that I attach to my glasses which allows me to see 'normal'. The sixth nerve palsy was brought on by inflammation which damaged the nerve that controls the eye muscle. Early symptoms were an inability to fully move or rotate my left eye. Eye was stuck in the inward position - staring at my nose. Am told inflammation is a common side effect of vaccines and that this vaccine produced a robust immune response causing the inflammation and the sixth nerve palsy. Hope this info helps.
I am a 32 year old female, very healthy from Australia. Got my first Pfizer vaccine on 12 Sep 2021 and the day after woke up with blurry vision in my left eye. That resolved over the course of the day, but floaters noted in left eye (one followed me around as I read, like a laser pointer.) The next day floaters developed in right eye too and they progressively got worse over the weekend. They're pretty stagnant now - I visited the optometrist the day after my vax (13 Sep) and she said "no issues - everything looks fine" - she could see the floaters but like everyone else has mentioned, they said it was part of aging. I am 32 with no history of eye issues. In fact, my eyes have been one of my best assets! Always the clearest vision and never any issues until post vax. I was also very sensitive to lights (screens) which comes and goes. On the Monday (17 Sep) went back to another optometrist and he said no issues again - that hopefully they will disappear over time. Then the following week (1 Oct) I went to the doc and got a referral to the opthamologist. He could see the clouds in my eyes, and prescribed me Flarex 0.1% eye drops. These are used for inflammation (my research tells me.) Four drops a day - they made my eyes a bit painful, but eye pressure still the same. I'm going back to the opthamologist this week for another check in. So far floaters haven't changed (almost a month.) I'm using Bromelain supplements and also eating 300 gms of pineapple/day.
I'll let you know how things go. Please keep this thread going - I joined it just to share this! It gives me hope that I'm not the only one suffering these side effects and that I am not imagining this stuff! If there's a whatsapp group etc I'll be happy to join. Thanks for sharing your stories. Let's continue to encourage one another!
@drkimberlin I'm so sorry you're in this predicament - it really isn't fair! I am in the same one also here in Australia 🙁
@rosemarya89 hi I am 7 moths out since my 1st and only Moderna shot and over 4 months out since the floaters showed up. For me, floaters showed up later. I also suffered insomnia, which has mostly resolved but the tinnitus is still here. Floaters by far are still my worst side-effect. I have had two eye check-ups and doctors say nothing wrong and nothing can be done. I have a few wormy ones in each eye and then a lot of cloudy/wispy stuff which makes it worse. I have seen some people share that they have either faded somewhat or they are getting used to them, several months later. These appear to be the only options we have and time will tell I guess. I haven't seen much change so far though and while I don't get as anxious after seeing them like I used to initially, they are still very annoying and frustrating. I was a healthy 42 y/0 male with no health issues whatsoever, prior to taking the vax. That it is just eyes ageing is BS that the doctors are giving us. Please keep us posted on your progress. I hope the eye drops work for you.
Thanks for taking the time to reply, @saba! I'm sorry to hear about the tinnitus too. I have had rounds of that, more frequently in the past month, but it has been very intermittent. Light sensitivity is a real thing too for me! Keep us updated. I'll touch base next month to keep you all updated. Take care of yourselves everyone - you're not alone in this!
Hi everyone. I took the first dose of Pfizer vaccine 3 weeks ago and a couple days later or possibly that same day I began to feel weird. I constantly feel disconnected from reality and my vision is off like I can't hold my focus and reading something just isn't normal, especially up close like reading my phone or a bottle. I had an eye test and my prescription was actually lowered but it didn't help at all. I also have ever so slight dizziness especially when moving too much. If anyone has these symptoms please reply so we can possibly discuss. Thanks.
@callie Hello! I tried to reply to your direct message but unfortunately I can't for some reason. Feel free to send me your email address and I can send you a reply if you'd like 🙂
@waseem1 Hi Wassem - sorry to hear your dealing with this. It is challenging! I understand that the "something is off" as that's how I've described my vision issues the past month. Unfortunately my eyes haven't improved much (I have been taking Flarex eyedrops the past two weeks - which may have increased my light sensitivity!) as lights have been really blinding. My opthamologist gave me these to take to see if it would help the floaters, but it didnt. I have found the floaters to become a little more mobile after taking Bromelain the past month....but they still haven't disappeared. I'll be doing regular updates on here, hopefully monthly, to try and encourage us! It is hard but you're not alone 🙂
Im getting of Flarex now, so am hoping light sensitivity issues resolve 🙏
@waseem1 Hey there, I’ve had these symptoms too and it almost sounds like exactly what you are describing - being disconnected from reality and vision is off. I had the vaccine on 3rd Sept and 3 days later tried to do a workout, didn’t feel right and thought I started feeling dizzy. That week I took my contacts out and put my glasses on and realised it was actually a vision issue as I could balance okay. But I almost feel like I’m lightheaded with vision issues or something. It’s so hard to explain but I’m having trouble focusing too. It’s hard focusing on my phone/computer and outside is even worse I think because there’s so much detail that it’s hard to focus. Faces and images up close seem to be a little better but it’s been very strange. I’ve seen ophthalmologists and a neurologist and no one seems to know anything which is frustrating and disheartening. I’m not sure if anyone has heard of Functional Neurological Disorder? It could potentially be that but I don’t know if enough neurologists know about it to diagnose it properly. It’s week 6 and I haven’t seen an improvement yet but I’m not giving up - we’ve all gotta get there. Hope everyone is doing okay and I totally understand what you’re going through - you’re not alone. I think seeing a psychologist could also help as it is helping me mentally. Just wondering if anyone on this thread normally has a stressful lifestyle - jobs, kids, relationships etc and was really worried about Covid and the vaccines as I really was. So this could also be stress related and the vaccine may of been the trigger but I’m not 100% sure.