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Vision loss in one eye getting worse. Blurring, floaters, night driving problems?

Vision loss in one eye getting worse. Blurring, floaters, night driving problems?

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 more

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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


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Night glares+starbursts worsened even after using artificial tears.Anti-glare glasses - no help.Eye power perfect.Not cataract/glaucoma. Cause/remedy?

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 more

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Are halos and night glares worse after lasik?

Are halos and night glares worse after lasik?

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 more

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Are halos and night glares worse after lasek?

Are halos and night glares worse after lasek?

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 more

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Strange eyesight distortions. Halos around lights when at night?

Strange eyesight distortions.  Halos around lights when at night?

Many possible causes: Best go have this checked out. Could be an optical cause, needing glasses, or be caused by edema (swelling) of cornea. Could also be from cataract even in younger people with certain diseases. ...Read more

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Blurry eyes in night is normal?

Blurry eyes in night is normal?

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

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I'm seeing glare, halos, and starbursts around objects at night. Help?

I'm seeing glare, halos, and starbursts around objects at night. Help?

See ophthalmologist: It is impossible to diagnose why you are seeing halos around objects at night without doing a complete eye exam. Could be many reasons such as a refractive error or early cataracts...... Please go see an ophthalmologist for a complete eye exam. ...Read more

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How do antiglare night vision glasses aid people who have difficulty driving at night?

How do antiglare night vision glasses aid people who have difficulty driving at night?

By: Reducing the amount of glare caused by the glasses themselves. Also helpful is keeping the windshield really clean. ...Read more

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Which foods increase your eye sight or night vision?

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 more

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Are halos and night glares always worse after lasik?

Are halos and night glares always worse after lasik?

No: No. Glare and haloes are usually about the same after surgery. Some will note improvement while a few may notice some increase. After surgery during healing process, some temporary increase in glare and haloes is normal. ...Read more

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How do anti-glare night vision glasses help with difficulty driving at night?

Less light scatter: Glare is caused by scattering of light before it enters the eye. Anti-glare lenses filter certain wave lengths of light, resulting in a more uniform beam of light entering the eye. Yellow or amber tints are best. ...Read more

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Had visual migraine 6 days later developed eye floaters after, seeing halos and comets and starbursts around lights at night rainbow ring around light?

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 more

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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. ?

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 more

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Can vitreous degeneration/pvd cause night glares and extreme scattering of lights?

Can vitreous degeneration/pvd cause night glares and extreme scattering of lights?

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

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Glare around street and headlights at night mean cataracts, right?

Glare around street and headlights at night mean cataracts, right?

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 more

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Halo around lights with night driving in eye?

Halo around lights with night driving in eye?

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