Eye Floaters with headache and vertigo



Submitted by Abely331 on Sun, 11/17/2019 - 11:52
United States
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
Do you use any eye drops?
Do you use any eye drops?




Hello Sir/Ma’am,

I’ve been experiencing a lot of difficulty with my eyes, as of late. Every time I stand up I see a rush of eye floaters.

I’ve been seeing them for about a month now and I’m very worried that something is really wrong with me. In conjunction with these floaters I have a horrible pressure on the (left) side of my head that comes and goes.

Not only that but every time I walk I feel as if I’m about to fall over, it’s vertigo feeling and I’m sensitive to any form of light. I’ve been to the ER on multiple occasions to try to help with my pains but all they do is give me pain relief then send me on my way.

I’m posting this question here for an eye doctor to see because I’m terrified of what it might be.

Could you please help me?




Thanks for your Question

The main cause of eye floaters is posterior vitreous detachment which is a benign condition and it is very common and doesn't require any treatment but people who experienced eye floaters for the first time should always visit an eye doctor for full examination of the eye especially the retina to rule out any other uncommon causes such as retinal tear, retinal hole, bleeding, infection and so on. So i recommend that you visit any eye doctor regarding the eye floaters.

Regarding the eye pain, headache and vertigo, most likely these symptoms are related to sinusitis or ear problem so follow up with ENT doctor for evaluation.

Light sensitivity is commonly caused by dry eyes especially if you use computer and mobile for a long time so try to use lubricant eye drops such as systane eye drops 2-3 times a day.