A little backgroud. I have run around 30 marathons, 65 years of age. I just finished the Phoenix marathon at a very comfortable pace - no problems. I had swelling around and in the area of my eyes after the race. I have had finger and hand swelling before but never my eyes. Has anyone else experienced this? I have been seeing floaters and "strings" over one eye and yes I am seeing the eye doctor today.I also now feel like there is a veil over my eye. I guess the pressure of the swelling could cause a retinal tear. I am just wondering why my eyes became so swollen??? I monitored my fluid intake and did what I always do. Any suggestions would be appreciated.