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What Are Floaters ?
« on: 31/10/2008 19:33:55 »
Hi Peeps,

As a sheepy, I am course a natural flotation device, always at hand to help a damsel in distress...

....Though, sometimes in my eyes, I also have floating things and they look exactly like these !




What are Floaters ?



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Neil
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« Reply #1 on: 31/10/2008 20:05:47 »
I test positive for several vector-borne infections, including Lyme, babesia, bartonella, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and typhus. I'm not sure which bug is responsible, but they've gone down (some anyway) with doxycycline.

Doctors will tell you that they are normal, but then why would antibiotics help? I believe they are essentially microorganisms hat the lens of your eye is magnifying.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 01/11/2008 00:28:20 »
"I test positive for several vector-borne infections, including Lyme, babesia, bartonella, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, and typhus."
Yeah, sure, but for the rest of us floaters refer to these.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Floater
 

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« Reply #3 on: 01/11/2008 02:11:33 »
"There are various causes for the appearance of floaters, of which the most common are described here. Simply stated, any damage to the eye that causes material to enter the vitreous humour can result in floaters."

 - such as vector-borne diseases, like bartonella (Cat Scratch Fever), which happens to be notorious for causing retinal disease, is underdiagnosed and underreported, and comes from fleas, ticks, and such.
 

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