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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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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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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

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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'm seeing blurry vision and rainbows around lights. Help?

See an Eye Doctor: You need to be checked by an opthalmologist. ...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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What causes eye pain and seeing halos around lights?

What causes eye pain and seeing halos around lights?

Possibly glaucoma: Blurry vision, red eye, eye pain and haloes around lights could be a sign of corneal edema secondary to acute elevation of intraocular pressure. ...Read more

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Seeing starbusts big ones and rainbow halos around certain white lights doctor said it isn't cataracts , certain lights only big starbusts and halos?

Halos: Starburst and halos can be due to many things: do you have any uncorrected astigmatism? Dry eye? Diabetes? Are you sure you do not have any posterior haze on your lens capsule? Did you get an OCT and HRT of your retina & optic nerve? Please send this info so we can help. ...Read more

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Waht causes halos around the eyes?

Waht causes halos around the eyes?

Depends: I'm assuming you mean halos around objects in your vision, like lights. Halos occur when any of the light rays entering your eye get scattered on their path to the retina (the seeing part of the eye). This could occur with dirty/scratched/outdated rx glasses, corneal irregularities (e.g., dry eye, allergies), cataract, floaters, and some macular disorders. An eye md (ophthalmologist) can help. ...Read more

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Halos around lights, swollen eyes, double vision? What is my diagnosis?

Halos around lights, swollen eyes, double vision? What is my diagnosis?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Blurred ring around vision when wearing coloured contacts, should I be concerned?

Blurred ring around vision when wearing coloured contacts, should I be concerned?

No: Some colored contact lenses are painted on the surface of the lens. This blocks the peripheral vision. If this bothers you, switch back to non-colored contact lenses. ...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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Is it ok to see halos around lights when wearing contact lenses?

Is it ok to see halos around lights when wearing contact lenses?

Depends: Many people do see halos with contact lenses. Sometimes, it could mean your contact lens is not completely clean. But if its a new lens, then most likely its normal. ...Read more

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What causes blurred vision and the sudden appearances of halos around lights?

What causes blurred vision and the sudden appearances of halos around lights?

Cornea swelling: Contact lens overwear, keeping eyes open too long in a pool, or other causes of swelling of the front of the eye can cause these symptoms. If pain and light sensitivity are also present, then an urgent visit to your eye doctor is needed! ...Read more

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Can wearing contact lens inside out hurt eye sight?

Can wearing contact lens inside out hurt eye sight?

No: Wearing a soft contact lens won't damage your eye but it certainly will be blurry and the lens will be uncomfortable and move around a lot with each blink. ...Read more

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Foggy vision, slight reddening and halos around lights. All symptoms only on the right eye? Infection coming?

See a Doctor: Your symptoms are rather general and can't be used to narrow down a diagnosis without examination. New onset of foggy vision should be examined for a corneal infection, iritis, glaucoma, or many other.. ...Read more

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How does anxiety cause occasional blurred vision, halos around lights, and eye strain?

How does anxiety cause occasional blurred vision, halos around lights, and eye strain?

Norepinephrine: anxiety=increased norepinephrine (adrenaline) the chemical messenger which speeds up the whole human system-BUT check in with an eye MD (ophthalmologist) for other causes ...Read more

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I'm seeing purple outlines/halos around objects at night. Help?

I'm seeing purple outlines/halos around objects at night. Help?

Halos/purple outline: Starburst and halos can be due to many things: do you have any uncorrected astigmatism? Dry eye? Diabetes? Are you sure you do not have any posterior haze on your lens capsule? Did you get an OCT and HRT of your retina optic nerve? Consult with us to help you solve this issue. ...Read more

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Is it normal to se a glow or halo around lighted objects after receiving lasik surgery?

Is it normal to se a glow or halo around lighted objects after receiving lasik surgery?

If early - yes: For the first two weeks- very common. For most people, this goes away soon after this. With modern lasers, this is a rare experience at 6 to 12 months. ...Read more

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I recently had lasik done on both eyes. How long is it normal to see a "glow" or halo around lighted objects?

I recently had lasik done on both eyes. How long is it normal to see a "glow" or halo around lighted objects?

LASIK : Following lasik - some patients will notice halos or starbursts when looking at lights. As the cornea heals over a few weeks to sometimes a few months - these will fade and in most cases resolve completely. ...Read more

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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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What can I do to treat starbursts and halos?

What can I do to treat starbursts and halos?

Need exam: You need an eye exam to determine what is causing your symptoms. Only then can a management plan be suggested to you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have been seeing halos and glares for the past 4 months what could it possibly be?

What to do if I have been seeing halos and glares for the past 4 months what could it possibly be?

Many causes: If you have occasional eye aces and blurred vision, especially when coming out of a dark room or area, then you need to get an eye exam urgently...Could be angle closure glaucoma. Cataracts, although you are on the young side for that could cause that. Eyelid inflammation called blepharitis can be a cause. Get an eye exam. ...Read more

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Treatment for halos and glares?

Eye problems: Two conditions immediately come to mind: glaucoma & astigmatism. Eye doc can diagnose & treat both; glaucoma with eye drops or surgery (depends on type); astigmatism with corrective lenses or laser surgery to even out the irregular shape of cornea. Eye doc can give u the options based on your case. Ophthalmologist might be better in this case. ...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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Seing halos with contacts are signs and symptoms of?

Seing halos with contacts are signs and symptoms of?

Depends: If you only see them with your contact on than they are related to your contact lenses. Have your lenses checked to see if you could be helped with better lenses. ...Read more

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Will the glares and halos go away while using ortho k?

Ortho K: Glares and halos typically indicate irregular corneas or cataracts. Most young people should not have glares and halos. I recommend a full evaluation(especially corneal topography) to rule out any medical eye issues. Moreover, there are better ways of correcting refractive errors besides ortho k -- for instance, lasik. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Halos around lights?

Halos around lights: The visual appearance of halos surrounding sources of light may be related to a number of medical conditions such as cataracts, Fuchs' Dystrophy, glaucoma & kerataconus. ...Read more

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What makes halos and technicolored spots in my daughters vision?

What makes halos and technicolored spots in my daughters vision?

Sugar levels: Some patients with diabetes may see halos at night when sugars levels are not controlled. This one should be evaluated by an opthomologist. ...Read more

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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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Seeing halos around lights, is this normal? What does it indicate?

Cornea lens or meds: Halos around light could be a sign of an abnormal cornea, a lens opacity (cataract) or a side effect of medication such as digoxin (lanoxin). If it persists or gets worse then go to your eye md. ...Read more

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What causes me to see halos around lights and have white splotchy vision?

What causes me to see halos around lights and have white splotchy vision?

Several things...: Your symptoms can be produce by different things such as early cataracts, ophthalmic migraines, uncontrolled blood pressure etc.. You need to be examined by an ophthalmologist to rule out some of these things. ...Read more

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Why do I constantly see halos around lights when I look directly at lights?

Many possibilities: There are many possible reasons for this. See an ophthalmologist who can determine what is the cause in your particular case. ...Read more

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Can there be any eyedrops for curing starbursts, glares and halos at night ?

Can there be any eyedrops for curing starbursts, glares and halos at night ?

No: These symptoms should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist. They could be due to a need for glasses (or new glasses), a cataract or another problem with the visual system. ...Read more