• Periorbital edema, floaters and flashers

    Asked by MRoadrunner on Saturday, March 9, 2013

    Periorbital edema, floaters and flashers

    I began to have this two days prior to finishing PCI and it is persistent however I have woken up twice now with my eyes swollen shut. The radiation oncologist said it's not from the treatment, and the opthalmologist said it could be.I was tested for a detached retina and all was OK but I'm having the testing repeated next week. Has anyone else had this and if so, what was the outcome?

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    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I've had floaters and flashers for years. Improved slightly after cataract surgery but still have them to an extent. I wake up some times with my eyes swollen shut due to allergies. None of it has anything to do with cancer or cancer treatment.

      over 3 years ago
    • Cindy's Avatar

      I saw zigzag flashers a few times before I had any cancer treatments. My ophthalmologist said they were eye migraines. http://www.allaboutvision.com/conditions/ocular-migraine.htm. I haven't had any problems lately.

      over 3 years ago
    • MRoadrunner's Avatar

      From what I'm researching online, I may have a recurrence of SVC syndrome which is what brought me to the ER last August and when I was first diagnosed. The floaters and lights are possible different entirely but the SVC symptoms are related to my small cell lung cancer. Thanks nancyjac and Cindy. I have a call in to my oncologist now.

      over 3 years ago
    • Barbs' Avatar

      My husband reports floaters and flashers since starting chemo. What is SVC syndrome??

      over 3 years ago
    • dmerriman's Avatar

      I don't know anything about this, but I just wanted to send positive vibes and well wishes your way. Spring is almost here, yeah!

      over 3 years ago

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