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I have very bad anxiety. I went thru many symptoms. Now I see halos & starbursts around lights. When I blink the halos go away but not starbursts?
Wanda, if you have not done so already, you should make sure to have a physical exam completed by your physician to rule out any medical issues which may be related to these symptoms.
If you have done that, when you experience these starbursts, attempt some deep breathing exercises along with visualizing yourself in some of your favorite places. ...Read more
I'm over a year post lasik and still have halos/starbursts at night. I don't want to have an enhancement, will prescription glasses correct my vision?
I'm 1 year post lasik and I'm still having mild complications i.E. Dry eyes, halos, starbursts. What are my options? I hearenhancements are risky.
Treat the dryness: Your second two symptoms may be the result of your first. Have your eye physician maximize the health of your occular surface by treating your dryness. If you resolve your dry eye condition, the glare and halos may dissapear as well. ...Read more
I went to eye doc 2 weeks ago. Now I have halos, starbursts, headaches. What is this? I've had extreme anxiety for 3 months. Could it be from that?
Anxiety: It is important to get treatment for the eye problems and the anxiety. Call the eye doctor and provide this information to help in the management of the eye problems. The anxiety may be playing a role in the headaches and eye problems. Anxiety can cause a myriad of physical ailments. See a mental health expert for treatment of the extreme anxiety. ...Read more
I got floaters 2 months ago. I freaked out about them and got them checked out. My eyes were fine, but now I see halos and starbursts. Anxiety?
I am 2 years post lasik and I'm still experiencing halos and starbursts. Will prescription glasses fix that? I don't want an enhancement surgery.
Headache, dry eyes, dry mouth, halos and starbursts in vision. Could this be from anxiety? I've had severe anxiety for months.
You are a young boy and should be bursting with energy and Enthusiasm. If you are suffering from Anxiety hope you are getting some help both from School and home/Physician.
There is Migraine type of headache (Called Cluster headache) can also cause similar symptoms. If you are having some visual hallucination please seek doctors help ASAP. ...Read more
Problems with halos, glare, starbursts, and floaters, been to an eye doctor for floaters at the time and was told my eyes were perfect, any ideas?
Don't Worry: Glare, halos and starbursts, at your age, are often related to uncorrected refractive error - the need for glasses, assuming your eyes are healthy. Floaters develop from normal aging changes of the gel inside the eye. As parts of the gel thicken, we see floating spots in the vision. Ultimately the gel will separate from the retina (posterior vitreous detachment)but you are a bit young for this. ...Read more
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
I am 22 years old. Recently (1-2 years) I see starbursts on lights and sometimes halos at night. What could cause this for my age likely? Help
What to do if I have been seeing halos and glares for the past 4 months what could it possibly be?
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
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
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
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
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
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
Strange visual symptoms. Over the last year, get halos around lights at night. What do they mean?
Many possibilites: Depending on your age, there could be number of different causes. Cataract formation, swelling in the cornea or a change in prescription could all be culprits. See your eye doctor for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
What to do if I have multiple ghosts/satellite vision and halos after iriodotomy. Why does this happen?
Light diffraction: The small laser opening produced allows a small amount of light through it which is what you are seeing. Usually creates a horizontal line below the center of your vision. If the opening is irregular, the image you see may be different. This occurs primarily with iridotomies done in the superior iris, particularly as the superior eyelid crosses the laser opening, tear meniscus diffracts light thru. ...Read more