About a year ago, I was cleaning my floor in a semi-dark room, and I noticed an object in my field of vision. It looked like a bloated insect larvae, with a partly curled segmented body, darker eye(s), and it's tail came to a point. That point looked to be attached to a red blood vessel while the body had a little floating action. I was a bit freaked by this, but eventually started falling asleep much later that night. As I was falling asleep, I experienced a sharp pain in my already tired eye, followed by a flash and a red dot, where the 'larvae' had been. I called my parents, told them the story, and they said I was crazy. I thought maybe so, and I best try to get some rest and see my primary in the morning. I eventually fell asleep, after washing and looking at my eye for a while, not seeing or feeling anything else, besides a fading red dot. The next morning, I woke up with a larger than normal sleeper in that eye (not unusual). I proceeded to put it under my old electron microscope, and discovered, to my horror, that there were pieces of what looked like a segmented insect exoskeleton, and worse yet, pieces of insect looking legs complete with single joints and hairs (like a fly's!). I was freaking out.. I carried the slide and microscope into my car and drove to my parents' house. They refused to look. I eventually saw an opthamologist, who admitted that I have floaters, but said that one couldn't be a bug. Still, today (a year later) that big floater remains, looks the same, except a bit deflated, totally free floating, slightly decomposed. I see it every day, though I usually ignore it.
I first noticed several very tiny, hardly noticeable floaters in my eye(s) at the age of 7, while on an international airline trip. I do not and never have needed glasses or contacts.
Is there a documented case of this? It seems that opthomologists are reluctant to talk about this.
What problems can the floaters cause in the future? (I am 29 yrs old)
PS- On WebMD, a Dr. running an eye health thread started a thread on floaters, asking if anyone wanted to share about theirs. I was the first reply, yet they deleted the whole thread the day after I posted- no explanation.
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