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I have vitreomacular traction syndrome of eye. Lately, bright light is really bothering me. Is this also reason why i have blepharospasm?
No: Vitroacular traction can cause photopsia. Significant photopsia requires intermittent evaluation of your traction to rule out a retinal detachment or tear. Photopsia should reduce and eventually dissapear. What you describe as bleparospasm may actually be lid splinting to reduce the light entering the pupil. True bleparospasm is involuntary and usually quite severe, with severe muscular movem ...Read more
Lasik: os: +0.5x-0.5, od: 0x-0.25. Vision in right eye good in bright light, but bad in low light. Is that astig enough to cause this? Glasses needed?
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Dizziness and increase in eye floaters in bright light. Retina normal eyes close to 20/20 optometrist said. Slight ring in ears and popping sometimes?
I am seeing a tiny black spot from my left eye when focusing in bright light. Should I be worried?
Probably floater : Your description sounds like a vitreous floater. As long as your visual acuity is not altered, I would recommend scheduling a routine eye examination. However, if your vision has been affected or if you have associated flashes, obscuration of vision, distortion, pain, double vision, then seek immediate eye examination appointment. Generally floaters are a normal development with aging. ...Read more
Protective reflex: The only source of bright light while eyes were evolving was the sun. Staring into the sun could cause a burn of the light reception and permanent damage. So the eye has evolved to avoid such an exposure. The eye does not "know" whether it is sunlight or bright artificial light so it reacts with pain and avoidance when a light is centered on the eye. ...Read more
Reflex: Strongly bright light can be uncomfortable and maybe even dangerous. The discomfort you feel is a protective reflex and is your eyes way of telling you not to stare at such light. ...Read more
Pupil size: Bright light in the eyes does indeed cause your vision via the pupil to get smaller. Less light coming through the smaller pupil is usually the normal natural response to keep from overwhelming the retina. The peripheral field of vision is constricted with this respose and the central macula, needing the brighter level of light is in control. ...Read more
Normal or disease: This could just be a normal response to bright light. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) - bright lights causes pain. Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If it is getting worse, go see your doctor. ...Read more
My eyes in bright light get very sensitive and tear up. Other then sunglasses is there any drops i could use?
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