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Eye Strain Due To Fluorescent Lights
Could gazing at home led light or ice cold compress on eyes afterwards lead to retina or cornea damage causing blurred vision of bright objects?
Not usually.: But, of course, it depends on how bright the light and how long you stare. Cool compresses are even less likely to cause these problems. If you are having changes in your vision, please see a board certified ophthalmologist in your area for a quick examination. Eye sight is a precious thing, and should be protected. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can't tell: That's like asking, "Will a flashlight damage my eyes?" It depends on many factors, such as what one does with the light, how intense is the light, how far away is the light, whether the light is direct or indirect, etc... Neon lights are everywhere, although less common in recent years due to the increasing use of other types of lights, such as LED bulbs. ...Read more
No: The clear gel that fills eyeball is normally attached to all parts of the inside of the eye. As we get older it can become more liquid (watery) and detaches from the back of the retina causing flashes & floaters. This can indicate a retinal tear. As the retina detaches, change or loss in your side vision is the next symptom. Computer unrelated. U should see your eye doctor to check the retina. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vitreous detachment: 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. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not usually: Ocular migraines usually cause you to see colored light or blackening of your vision for 15 to 20 minutes at a time. It is painless and does not cause light sensitivity. Classic migraines, however, can cause severe light sensitivity are very painful. The two conditions are often linked. ...Read more
No: The amount of light given off by a light bulb cannot damage your eyes. ...Read more
Eyes getting dry: A blast of air, be it from a fan or wind, causes your tears to evaporate quickly. To compensate, you blink more since blinking releases tears. The solution is to wear sunglasses when outdoors and avoid having a fan blowing on your face indoors. And you can use artificial tears 4 times a day if it becomes a constant problem. ...Read more
Unlikely: If you are worried about a past event, relax. Light damage to the retina does happen. But it takes prolonged (several minutes) of staring into a very bright light sharply focused on your retina. I would not recommend staring at a light again, though! there is no reason to risk any damage, so why do it?! ...Read more
No: Discomfort might last for a few hours, but damage from these low light activities- very unlikey. . Do not stare at sun or at any very bright light source. ...Read more
Can watching TV, looking at LCD monitors or mobile LCD cause eye floaters? What about the very bright lights? Anything to help improving eye floaters?
Can mild open angle glaucoma or mild cataracts cause headlight glare & difficulty seeing turn lanes in night driving or could it be travatan?
Not mild glaucoma: Cataract usually cause difficulty with night driving. Mild glaucoma is usually a symptomatic . If it has occurred only since taking travatan it is possible that the drug is irritating the cornea causing a keratitis which could cause visual symptoms. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can halos around lights, occasional blurred vision, and eye strain be from dry eyes? Also, can dry eyes be from anxiety?
I'm not an: opthalmologist, but the obvious first suggestion is to make an appointment with one. In an older person you want to eliminate cataracts as a potential diagnose. In a younger person, while cataracts do occur, there are lots of other potential causes that need a look-see. Opthalmologists also know about what causes dry eyes. ...Read more
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