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What can cause difficulty seeing in bright light environments?

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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
Ophthalmology 45 years experience
Retina stimulation: Bright light or looking at the sun on a bright day can cause temporary bleaching of the retinal pigments which will blur everything for a few moments. Longer lasting bluring should be seen by an ophthalmologist.

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A 38-year-old member asked:

Difficulty seeing in bright light environments - why?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
Light sensitivity: Some degree is light sensitivity is normal especially when moving from a dim to a very bright environment. Some patients are more sensitive than others. Some eye conditions (dry eye, blepharitis, cataract, cystinosis, and others) can make these issues more significant. I would recommend an complete eye exam to rule out ocular pathology. If your eyes are normal, i would recommend sunglasses.

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Last updated Dec 11, 2012

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