Nasty Eye Floaters After Getting Tinnitus

Discussion in 'Support' started by Chad Lawton, May 29, 2018.

    1. Chad Lawton

      Chad Lawton Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/19/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possible Ototoxicity + Noise Exposure
      So, going on 3.5 months since I acquired tinnitus via loud noise exposure/drug toxicity.

      At about the 2 month mark I started to notice my eye floaters a little more than normal, I've always had them since I was a kid and I distinctly remember being able to look up at the sky and see them, never worried or bothered me in the slightest and I could only see them if I tried. I never really saw them in day to day life. They were always the clear squiggly ones.

      Today, I can't step foot outside without seeing them everywhere I look, even on an overcast day. Not only are the clear ones there but now I have a few black ones that are even worse. They are drifting across my vision as I type this.... As if this hell couldn't get any worse...anyone else experience this?

      I find it hard to believe it doesn't have something to do with the brains sensory processing area after getting tinnitus. Got an appointment with the eye doc tomorrow to get it checked out.
       
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      Chad Lawton

      Chad Lawton Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/19/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possible Ototoxicity + Noise Exposure
      I went to the eye doc today, everything checked out fine. Those drops really messed me up though, I have pretty excellent vision so its weird to have the vision of a 65 year old for a few hours. lol

      This tells that it is a brain issue, I'm surprised there isn't more research out there on the correlation between eye floaters and tinnitus. Hopefully I can learn to re-tune these out like the pre-tinnitus days. Otherwise, I'm going to be swatting at gnats the rest of my life.
       
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    3. dayma
      Frustrated

      dayma Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      1/6/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      UNKNOWN
      I’ve had floaters for 20 years or so. There are fleks in your eyes that are there since birth. They usually start at the top of the eye. As we age the liquid/gel in our eyes become thinner. When this happens the fleks at the top of the eye start to float down...

      In case anyone cares :)
       
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      Chad Lawton

      Chad Lawton Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      2/19/18
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Possible Ototoxicity + Noise Exposure
      Yes, I get that. I've always had floaters since I was kid, they were always the clear squiggly kind and I could only see them when I looked up at the sky. Now that I've had tinnitus for 3.5 months, they've started to show up in lower lighting conditions and now I'm seeing black ones as well and I can see them everywhere. I don't find it hard to believe that since tinnitus has been shown to affect the entire brain that it could affect our sensory processing.
       
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    5. Gman
      No Mood

      Gman Member Benefactor

      Tinnitus Since:
      07/2016
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Ototoxic earwax drops, worsened by MDs (Muppet Doctors)
      I developed a big wormy eye floater after getting tinnitus too. Also had some things like little whizzing atoms, flashes and trippy ocular migraines (without pain). Ophthalmologist said everything was fine...
       
    6. dpdx
      Disappointed

      dpdx Member Benefactor Hall of Fame

      Location:
      Murica
      Tinnitus Since:
      Onset:09/23/2017 Worsened: 1/17/2018
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Acoustic Trauma, worsened by caloric test/VEMP test 90db nhL
      Black eye floaters.

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    7. AliasM
      Depressed

      AliasM Member

      Location:
      Australia
      Tinnitus Since:
      Dec 2020
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      ? Autoimmune, daily headaches, Ibuprofin, BP meds, Virus?
      I started developing eye floaters in my left eye about 6 months before tinnitus, but I only noticed them at night when on my computer.

      I am now 4 months into tinnitus and when I go outside the floaters are so bad I feel unsteady on my feet. I have clear ones and black ones. The left eye is really bad. I have 1 black floater in my right eye which isn't troublesome. My left side is also worse for tinnitus. The whole left side of my brain has a somatosensory pulsatile static. This is scaring me.

      My tinnitus baseline gets worse by the week and so do the floaters.

      What next?
       
    8. Ava Lugo
      Gloomy

      Ava Lugo Member

      Tinnitus Since:
      10/03/19
      Cause of Tinnitus:
      Virus
      Hey sorry to hear this. I have horrible floaters too. I don’t have to look for them to see them and it almost feels like I’m in a snow globe outside.

      I got my prescription sunglasses yesterday. I was hoping they would really help but unfortunately they kind of just take the edge off. I mean I still see a couple of my bothersome dark ones, it’s a little less bad so far but I can still unfortunately see them, it just looks like I have a little less but I only took them outside once for like 20 minutes so we will see when I go camping or something.

      I think there are no sunglasses that can completely hide floaters when it’s severe enough.

      My quality of life feels extremely bad now. Intrusive severe tinnitus and horrible floaters on top of it.

      I meant to reply when you asked in another post how long it took my severe tinnitus to become less severe. I meant to answer but I got busy. My tinnitus is still severe but other people with tinnitus can get better with time because that’s what I read.
       
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