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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


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