A 37-year-old female asked:
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soft lens which break into pieces is hurting my eyeball, can we see floaters and flashes from chronic trauma and irritation , i feel the pieces migrated?

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Dr. Bruce Ballon
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Need dilation exam: Contacts cannot migrate into your eye. Floaters are serious sometimes, so a dilated exam from an eye care professional is required. The irritation is likely unrelated.
Answered on Jan 22, 2014

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Vagus nerve: Irritation has nothing to do with the eyes and will not cause floaters.
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Ophthalmologist: I'm sure you are under the care of an ophthalmologist who is best qualified to evaluate,advise and treat you for such an eye injury.
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