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Degraded Night Vision
Floaters: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Night glares+starbursts worsened even after using artificial tears.Anti-glare glasses - no help.Eye power perfect.Not cataract/glaucoma. Cause/remedy?
Incipient cataract : Early lens changes typically cause glare and star bursts .However, at age 30 corneal pathology can cause visual symptoms. Tears are a treatment for dry eye but not a cure. Superficial punctuate keratitis seen in dry eye is rarely eliminated by artificial tears alone. Anti glare glasses may reduce visual symptoms due to ocular pathology but minimally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not typically: Older lasik tratments occasionally caused glare and halos at night (although not usually worse than what one would have experienced with contact lenses). Newer treatments significantly decrease the risk of these annoying symptoms. Just remember, lasik is meant to decrease your need for glasses, and may not necessarily decrease the amount of nighttime glare that you experience. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can rx glasses that lenses are greatly scratched cause vision problems? Like extended rays when looking into light? Night vision decrease only?
In the short term: Lasek, like any refractive surgical procedure, can cause glare especially if there is swelling, wrinkling or delayed healing of the regrowing epithelium. There are some drops capable of helping with this, but most often tincture of time works best! if it persists, get a second opinion! ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Suddenly developed bad night glares and starbursts.No refractive error, checked cornea & everything-nothing wrong, have vitreous degen.Cause for glare?
No: Blurry vision at night is usually due to very small degrees of uncorrected myopia. During the day with pupillary constriction a -0.25 myope can see well. At night that myopia may increase to -0.50-0.75 because of pupillary dilation and spherical aberration of the crystalline lens. Should see an eye doctor. ...Read more
Multivitamins & eye: Multivitamins such as centrum have been studied and have determined that they slow the progression of cataract formation. They do not improve vision, but help you retain the vision you have longer. Over time, everyone develops cataracts. Most people have this cloudy lens removed in their 70's or 80's. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Had visual migraine 6 days later developed eye floaters after, seeing halos and comets and starbursts around lights at night rainbow ring around light?
Examination time: You need to make an appointment with an ophthalmologist for a dilated examination. You may have had a classic migraine, but the onset of spots/floaters could mean something different, like a retinal tear, vitreous detachment, or some other ocular issue. The starbursts & halos could be a refractive error, cataract, dry eyes or other. Bottom line is an examination to diagnose your symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing cloudy or blurred vision (quality: blurring of distant objects, blurring of nearby objects) (time frame: gradual onset) . From ripped cornea. Using Vigamox. ?
Examination : If you haven't had an exam, make one now. You're treating yourself with Vigamox™ which is likely helping to protect from infection but your blurry vision could be from corneal scarring or inflammatory reaction. An Eye MD will be able to tell you if additional anti inflammatory medication is required. You may also need prophylactic treatment if you suffer from recurrent epithelial erosions. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: The most common symptom of vitreous change with age is the production of multiple floaters generally settling down to a few. Night glare and light scattering is a more common symptom of cataract and corneal changes, and also uncorrected need for eyeglasses. See your ophthalmologist if you have any of these symptoms to get the best diagnosis. ...Read more
Night glare: Glare around street lights (like in a fog) and there is no clouded glassses, windshield etc could mean your difficulty is cataract. Occassionally, it can be caused by poorly fitted glasses, elevated eye pressure, dry eyes, fluctuations of blood sugar levels. So, more to think on than just cataracts, right? See your eye care provider so you know for sure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Cataracts, dry eyes: There are several causes night vision disturbances: dry eye, cataracts, change in glasses prescription, etc. The most common cause for halos at night are from cataracts in those patients over 60-65 and can be successfully treated with cataract surgery. If you are still driving at night and you are concerned about your ability to do this, i would recommend an eye exam to rule out a medical cause. ...Read more
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