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Could anxiety cause halos, glare and ghosting?

Could anxiety cause halos, glare and ghosting?

See eye doctor: First. When medical conditions are ruled out or understood, you can see a clinical psychologist for help w/anxiety. Peace and good health.

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Can anxiety cause halos, glare and ghosting?

Can anxiety cause halos, glare and ghosting?

There are 33: Symptoms of anxiety disorders:. ..trembling, twitching, or feeling shaky, muscle tension and aches or soreness (including chest pains), restlessness, easy fatiguing...or... shortness of breath or smothering sensations, palpitations or accelerated heart rate, sweating or cold clammy hands, dry mouth, dizziness or lightheadedness, nausea, diarrhea, or other abdominal distress, flushing, hot flashes

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Why do I see ghosting of lights and starbursts around lights during anxiety attacks?

Why do I see ghosting of lights and starbursts around lights during anxiety attacks?

Panic attacks: And migraines can produce visual phenomena. Please see you doc to rule out any medical condition. He/she may refer you to an opthamologist. After that you can see a mental health professional for help w/anxiety. Peace and good health.

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Why do I see ghosting around objects sometimes? I went to an eye doc a month ago and all was fine. I have a lot of anxiety. Could it be that?

Why do I see ghosting around objects sometimes? I went to an eye doc a month ago and all was fine. I have a lot of anxiety. Could it be that?

Probably Diplopia: You seem to be having monocular diplopia or (ghosting), which could be due to astigmatism, keratoconus, pterygeum, cataract, dislocated lens, dry eyes, LASIK surgery, retinal problems etc. Out of these you are more likely to have astigmatism, dry eyes or retinal problem. Astigmatism is most likely. Your prescription no. Might have changed. You can also have dryness for which u can use Refresh.

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Why do I see starbursts and ghosting in both eyes. I went to eye doc a month ago and have great eyes. Anxiety?

Why do I see starbursts and ghosting in both eyes. I went to eye doc a month ago and have great eyes. Anxiety?

Surface problem: Starburst and ghosting in the absence of eye surgery usually occur as a result of a problem on the surface of the eye. The most common causes are allergy and dry eye. Allergy causes thin mucus film that induces distortion. Dryness causes optical aberrations. Some refractive errors, especially astigmatism and irregular astigmatism cause them. Corneal edema, or swelling, esp after swimming.

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What are some not serious causes of ghosting around bright objects at night? I have health anxiety and eye floaters.

What are some not serious causes of ghosting around bright objects at night? I have health anxiety and eye floaters.

Refractive error: I'd say the most common and benign reason for ghosting/halos/glare/blur/ starring is a refractive error (nearsighted, astigmatism, farsighted). Dry eyes, corneal irregularities, and corneal scars, retinal abnormalities could be other causes. Floater are likely not the cause & are not visible at night. An examination by an eye MD would elucidate the cause.

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Why when I look at lights, I see it ghosting straight above it? My eye docs aid my eyes were fine. Anxiety? Dry eyes?

Why when I look at lights, I see it ghosting straight above it? My eye docs aid my eyes were fine. Anxiety? Dry eyes?

Neither- normal eyes: The electrophysiological response to seeing is much like how a camera works, and seeing the negatives on a camera look like the opposite of what we just saw in terms of density of color imaging, and what appears to be ghosting. You are just more aware of it than most. Also, like after flash bulbs go off, and then you see the image of the flash for awhile, then it disappears. UR eye doctors r right!

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What to do if I have multiple ghosts/satellite vision and halos after iriodotomy. Why does this happen?

What to do if I have multiple ghosts/satellite vision and halos after iriodotomy. Why does this happen?

Light diffraction: The small laser opening produced allows a small amount of light through it which is what you are seeing. Usually creates a horizontal line below the center of your vision. If the opening is irregular, the image you see may be different. This occurs primarily with iridotomies done in the superior iris, particularly as the superior eyelid crosses the laser opening, tear meniscus diffracts light thru.

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What is the difference between double vision and ghosting?

What is the difference between double vision and ghosting?

Muscle imbalance: Double vision is due to the eyes pointing in different directions. Cover either eye and the image becomes single. Ghosting is typically due to astigmatism. It goes away by looking through a pin hole in a piece of cardboard, or proper glasses or contacts. If one eye is covered and there is still double the astigmatism is strong, if there is just ghosting the astigmatism is mild.

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What's the difference between double vision and ghost vision?

What's the difference between double vision and ghost vision?

Different causes: Most double vision is when the eyes are misaligned and two equal images are perceived. Ghost vision is when one image is different and usually fainter. It usually comes from blur defects in one eye only.

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Vision problem only when driving. Bright LED lights appear to have a shaky ghost image right above it.?

Vision problem only when driving. Bright LED lights appear to have a shaky ghost image right above it.?

Needs evaluation: Such vision changes can be due to vitamin A deficiency, diabetes, cataract, retinitis, side effect of lasik surgery. You should seen an ophthalmologist for a thorough evaluation.

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Is there a difference between double vision and visual ghosting and if so what is it? Like a difference in what they are perceiving?

Is there a difference between double vision and visual ghosting and if so what is it? Like a difference in what they are perceiving?

Vision Problem: Double vision when looking with both eyes open can be caused by several conditions, some are serious. See a doctor today for further evaluation. If double vision occurs in one eye (the other is closed), it is usually a lens or refractive problem. Either way, see a doctor today to get checked out.

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YAG iridotomy at 12 o'clock position. Have ghost images in lower field of vision. Looks kind of like a line/crescent of light Will these resolve?

YAG iridotomy at 12 o'clock position. Have ghost images in lower field of vision. Looks kind of like a line/crescent of light Will these resolve?

Most often yes: Sometimes no, if it does not, please look into a corneal tattoo (rarely needed but works very well to block the extra light coming through or colored contact lens.

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Ghost vision and eye floters common cause?

Eye floaters: Are common and the vast majority of those are benign. Ghost vision - not familiar with this term.

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What treatments are available for ghost vision in both the eyes?

See an eye doctor: It depends on the cause. You must see an eye doctor sooner rather than later. It may be a simple matter of a refraction (glasses and/or contact lenses).

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Can corrective lense fix double vision or ghosting after lasik operation?

Can corrective lense fix double vision or ghosting after lasik operation?

Yes: Yes. A rigid gas permeable or hybrid contact lens will likely correct this issue. You should see your corneal surgeon to make sure something else is not causing this issue.

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Can having a head tilt or cranial palsy cause you to see ghost images around lights and objects. That are worse at night, not true double vision?

Can having a head tilt or cranial palsy cause you to see ghost images around lights and objects. That are worse at night, not true double vision?

Maybe: Cranial nerve palsies will give you double vision in both daylight and ghost images at night. Usually abnormalities of the cornea (astigmatism) leads to see ghost images as well as cataracts. Best to check with your ophthalmologist.

Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more