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Rosemary A
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@saba @judes I'm glad we can share our experience on here and actually be believed!

I visited my retina/vitreous specialist today and my golly she was a God send! I have had inflammation of the vitreous called "intermediate uveitis."  If you look up uveitis and vaccines you'll find some articles although they are few and far between. https://www.jpost.com/health-science/pfizer-covid-19-vaccine-linked-to-rare-cases-of-eye-inflammation-study-675839   

The specialist I saw said that yes, ocular side effects can happen but are rare, which is why your optometrist/ophthalmologist will dismiss you/your symptoms as a CoInciDenCe as they don't come across this. Since this lady is an expert (she has presented at conferences on vaccines, covid and ocular side effects) and has seen (first hand!) ocular side effects, she was not dismissive. 

She said that the virus itself does give some people eye inflammation, and since the vax does cause inflammation, I can be thankful that I got a small dose of it via the vax rather than from the actual virus. She said they still recommend people get the second dose, as trends show that if you get a side effect on your first jab, you are less likely to get something adverse on your second jab (or visa versa.) Unfortunately I live in a state in Victoria, Australia where it is mandated. So if I would like to keep my job, I have to get it 🙁 If I had a choice, I wouldn't. I'm still going through the convoluted process of applying for an exemption, but I don't think it is likely they will grant me one. 

In terms of the prognosis, she did offer me steroid drops, but said she was sitting on the fence whether she would or not because it looked like I was on the tail end for the inflammation (i did try steroid drops four weeks ago and my eye pressure increased, causing eye pain, blurry vision and increased photophobia.) I opted not to, and just see how I go - I will be seeing her in another 3 weeks time. The good news is she said the floaters will go away over time, we just need to be patient and allow the body to do its thing. I have seen some studies by others incl. Dr Eric Berg on eye floaters and autophagy  as well as the classic Bromelain study. I've been eating a lot of pineapple and taking bromelain supplements for 6 weeks with maybe a little more mobility of the floaters, but they haven't dissipated yet. Did a three day fast two weeks ago - no immediate results, but mentally I felt so sharp! I want to try this again to see the impact on floaters over time. 

I think if we do our part and eat more anti-inflammatory foods, esp ones good for eye health, that may help speed up the healing process! Also aoiding pro-inflammatory foods (sugars, overly processed foods etc.) 

Anyway, I hope this has helped! Will keep y'all updated! Please keep me updated with your progress too 🙂 


   
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@judes are u able to share ur neurologist pls


   
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 Jess
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@rosemarya89 Hey Rosemary that’s really interesting - I’m glad you got an answer as to what’s happening! I’m from Australia too and it sucks that they’re mandating it and that we have to get it in order to work. What are your symptoms btw - is it floaters and eye pressure? I’ve had vision issues for the past 8.5 weeks now. My vision feels very off constantly, I can’t focus on things properly and it creates blur. But my symptoms are only weird / blurred vision. Did the retina specialist say if she’s seen people with just blurred vision after the vaccine? 


   
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 Saba
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@rosemarya89 Thanks so much for sharing your experience and it is so good to have someone validate your symptoms as being caused by the vaccine as opposed to just saying that it is aging or coincidence. I am also happy to hear that she said that they will go away with time. Do you know if she has seen patients that have had them completely disappear? Either after covid or from the vaccine? Thank you. 


   
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@rosemarya89 thx souch for ur message. I cannot reply privately as I m a new member and not yet able to respond (not sure why)

 

I m half Greek half British, I now live in Singapore for this yr only, I got the first dose of sinopharm and my ophalmologist said there was right posterior vitreous detachment but cannot say for sure if it's the vaccine though it happened 1 day post vaccination

 

 


   
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24 hrs after receiving my first Pfizer COVID vaccine shot, I developed floaters in my right eye.  The dark spot floaters went away, but a persistent slight cloudiness has remained. About 8 months since my shot.  I’ve been following these posts, all of which have been very helpful.  Not everyone has the same symptoms, but an underlying theme has been floaters or cloudiness, and my doctors have also been of little help.  Luckily, my experience has been mild, though persistent.

Researching PVD, which causes fluid to come from the eye socket to the front of the eye, causing floaters and cloudiness, I discovered that this fluid is mostly water and collagen.  Being older, I have had an issue with collagen loss.  So, I started taking a collagen peptides supplement about a week ago to see if it would help my eye.  I waited until now to post my personal results.  Though not entirely cleared up, after about 3 days I started noticing improvement, and now, a week later, my eye is nearly cleared up.  Again, I’ve been dealing with this for months.

For those who would like to look up the collagen supplement for details, it is Garden of Life, grass fed Collagen Peptides, 20g per serving.

Hope this info helps!

Best wishes to everyone.


   
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I am a 66 year old woman in generally very good health who has started to experience long-term effects that I ascribe to the two Pfizer vaccinations I received in March and April 2021.

For the last several weeks I have experienced serious chest congestion that felt very strange, almost like trying to breathe through a net.  I had two negative COVID tests as well as two negative flu tests.  A chest x-ray revealed a visible shadow my doctor ascribed to fluid buildup in my lungs from a chest infection.  It has taken me weeks to rid my body of all the phlegm, after a course of two different antibiotics including penicillin.  I am still extremely tired, but my breathing has returned to normal.

Today when I woke up I had one tiny dot floater in my left eye.  Over the course of the day this one was joined by others, which have now linked into a serpentine chain that I can see floating in my field of vision.  This spidery chain of dots does not stay still, AND I can see other dots steadily joining it.  Again, this morning it was a single dot. By noon, it was a single wispy line. Now at 3:30 PM, the chain is more visible, and it has now become a long, serpentine, wispy string that bends back upon itself in a kind of loop and looks remarkably like a spiderweb.  I keep checking my face/glasses/eye/eyelashes hoping it is an ACTUAL web -- that's how similar it looks -- but it is definitely inside my eye.  However unlikely this sounds, I am watching it happening in my eye so that I KNOW it is there.  I cannot ignore what is happening because it is right there whenever I try to use that eye.  They at least act as if they were alive, little sketchy black things that are pretty frisky. 

I worry that both conditions have something to do with the debris that is being seen in histological slides of vaccine patients' blood.  A little research will reveal that Pfizer, Moderna, and J&J all have included an "adjuvant" along with the mRNA to create their vaccines.  Research articles by affiliated virologists for respected journals reveal that these adjuvants are nanoparticles, coated with PEG (something 75% of the population is allergic to!), that they are lab-created, and "possibly" nano-devices. Moreover, they are designed to "assemble" (into what, I have no idea).  To be sure, Moderna-vaccinated people's blood has clumps of debris.  J&J-vaccinated people's blood has sheets of tiny light-reflecting (metal?) disks, and Pfizer-vaccinated people's blood has wispy strands of tiny black specks -- EXACTLY what I see in my left eye.  The "floater" is a TWIN to the strands in slides posted by doctors online.

SO: What are they? How can I get them out of my body? Does anyone have an answer?

 


   
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Rosemary A
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@jess7

Hi Jess - I am sorry you’ve had eye issues for the past 9 weeks. My symptoms were floaters/photophobia and sometimes blurred vision/vision feeling off. It does feel like it’s almost back to normal, except maybe the floaters. So. Many. Floaters! I didn’t ask about the blurred vision, but anecdotally I have heard of people that had had blurred/off vision post vax. One friend is monitoring his after he said his vision did go more blurry shortly after the V. I initially did, but it faded. I’m sorry I cannot be more help to you. Let us know how you go! In the mean time, try to include plenty of anti inflammatory foods into your diet. It can only do good things! 


   
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@saba Hello! I didn't ask specifically - I think they like to be vague and say "most people see them disappear." I am hopeful I will see them drop out of my line of sight in due course. They're so annoying! I have basically looked at all webpages online. Some say here for life, others say they fade, others say theres have gone. I thought this blog post was interesting: https://everythingisamiracleblog.wordpress.com/2016/03/29/healing-from-eye-floaters/ and helps me understand the autophagy thing Dr Berg talks about. I am hoping that if I help my body heal, they will drop out of my line of sight, sooner rather than later. Keep us updated on your progress! 


   
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@stevem Hi Steve - thanks for sharing your story. That's great news that your eyesight has improved and good on you for persevering with finding answers! I might try that collagen thing - sounds like a miracle cure! I am trying all the things so will add this onto my list. Please keep us updated on your progress. 


   
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 Saba
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@rosemarya89 Thanks for sharing the link! I had seen that before and it sounded too good to be true, especially since only this one person has experienced a recovery,  plus water fast for 2 weeks sounds too daunting to me:) I haven't tried anything so far other than drinking plenty of water and getting as much sleep, even with the ongoing insomnia issues. Some days it does appear as if they are fading and/or appear more like smudges. It has been 5 months, so hoping that they either fade, settle or disappear and if that is too hopeful, hoping that I am able to ignore them and stop noticing, which is what most people say happened to them. If I don't see any improvements in a year's time, I think I am doomed, especially they are just as annoying as they are today, and I will have to start looking for other treatments. Though there may not be much other than surgery, which I don't think I will ever do. They are so annoying and those who don't have them, can't relate to what this suffering is. It sure takes a toll on your mental health. It is a constant battle to ignore them and not get emotionally affected by them every time you see them, which is all day long. I have gotten better as far as not getting anxious or upset about them so much. It is a bit surprising and disheartening that we know so much about atoms, molecules, and all sorts of microbes out there, but not much about these stupid floaters. There is no way to clearly see/map them objectively and no definitive methods to tell what exactly they are; blood cells, wbcs, inflammatory debri or just collagen. I am sick of reading over and over about "they could be a sign of retinal detachment, hence get it checked out otherwise the best thing you could do for them is ignore them"! Sorry about the rant! We have to stay hopeful. A couple of people that got them after vax have reported them fading over time, so I am hopeful. I will keep you posted. Thank you. 


   
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 Saba
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@stevem Thanks Steve! It is great to hear that the dark ones went away for you. I have a lot of the cloudy ones that appear like smoke drifting in my vision constantly. I will give your recommendation a try. Thank you.


   
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Posted by: @gchris24

Had my first Pfizer vaccine 15th of September, two weeks later started seeing black dots in right eye, eye felt heavy and abnormal. Then pressure pain coming from behind the eye. Do for treated me for a migraine but nothing helped. Since then ive had an MRI which showed more fluid than normal, and both eyes are now very achy, and feel like they have so much pressure behind them. Optometrist couldn’t see anything wrong at all. 
It’s been two weeks and I started to feel a little bit better the last two days, had my second Pfizer yesterday, and today went back to the doctor with extreme eye Pain in both eyes and seeing black dogs and sensitive to sunlight. Refered me to the eye specialist, but doesn’t think it would be related…. Never had eye problems in my life. I’m 26. 😰

Im also suffering with achy eyes after my first Pfizer vaccine. Had to optometrist checks and OTC scans which showed my eyes are fine but they definitely don't feel fine. Also having sharp stabbing eye pain in back of eye. Never had previous eye issues. I'm going to get a referral to see what's going on. Keep us posted on your results from specialist.


   
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Posted by: @mariaka

Hi alli just got the 1st dose of Sinopharm vaccine and I m full of flashes and floaters. 

Do u all still have flashes, floaters or have they disappeared now?

 

has anyone got experience with Sinopharm?

 

thank you

I'm experiencing flashes and floaters after my first Pfizer vaccine. Eye tests show eyes fine and no problems but they don't feel normal. Feel strained and achy.


   
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Posted by: @bereft

SOMEONE I KNOW HAS LOST MOST OF HIS VISION IN THE LEFT EYE AFTER 9 DAYS AFTER THE FIRST MODERNA VACCINE SHOT. I THINK IT'S WAY TOO COINCIDENTAL THAT HIS VISION JUST LEFT ON IT'S OWN. HE'S 46. I RESEARCHED AND FOUND THIS BLOG ABOUT EYE PROBLEMS AFTER THE MODERNA VACCINE. HE HAS AN EYE DOC APPT NEXT WEEK. I HAD MY FIRST MODERNA SHOT AND NOW I'M NOT SURE I'LL BE GETTING THE SECOND.

Hi there. Sorry to hear about your vision loss. How are you doing now and how did the eye doc appointment go?


   
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