Skip to content


    Attention All WebMD Community Members:

    These message boards are closed to posting. Please head on over to our new WebMD Message Boards to check out and participate in the great conversations taking place:

    Your new WebMD Message Boards are now open!

    Making the move is as easy as 1-2-3.

    1. Head over to this page:

    2. Choose the tag from the drop-down menu that clicks most with you (and add it to any posts you create so others can easily find and sort through posts)

    3. Start posting

    Have questions? Email us anytime at [email protected]

    For Expert Responses to your Vision issues, we invite you to post on our WebMD Eye Health Community
    Retinal tear/detachment and eye floaters
    VickiKitty posted:
    I have a question about floaters and possible tear/detachment of my retina. I have never seen floaters before and then all of a sudden today I saw this line/"rope" of vertical lines out of the corner of my eye. My eye kept wanting to follow them and even continued after I closed my eyes. I tried looking at my eye in the mirror and had a difficult time focusing on it as it appeared foggy and my eye wandering. I rinsed my eyes out and started to cry and eventually it slowly went away. After consulting a few family members one found my symptoms online to be very similar to a retinal tear. My concern is how I should conclude if I need to visit a doctor or not seeing as I don't have any insurance.

    Helpful Tips

    Be the first to post a Tip!

    Helpful Resources

    Related Drug Reviews

    • Drug Name User Reviews

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.