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Hi, I am a 60 year old male who typically wear glasses. Never really had any issues with my eyes. About three weeks ago I lost my regular prescription glasses, not a big deal.... has happened before. A few days later, after attempts to find them were unsuccessful, I went to the optometrist to get a new prescription. Had my vision checked and my pupils dilated. A day (or two) later, a black spot developed in my right eye. I did not know what it was and visited a few days later an ophthalmologist. After a thorough series of tests, which of course included dilation again, I was told that I developed a "floater". The next day the second floater showed up and over the last week or so, several other floaters have developed in my right eye which significantly interferes with what and how I see things through that eye. Very unpleasant. I will see a retinal specialist next week to discuss how and where to go from here....... I am a scientist and do not believe in coincidences. The fact that the first floater appeared right after pupil dilation makes me believe that there is a connection. I found one other post in a different forum from someone that had the same experience and am interested to find out whether there is any further indication that in fact dilation can lead to the formation of floaters.... I do know one thing.... having floaters is undoubtedly changing my life.
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