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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?

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?

Physical exam: 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

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Can dry eyes make you see halos/starbursts around lights?

Can dry eyes make you see halos/starbursts around lights?

Not very typical: Usually with dry eyes you may get irritation along with slight blurring of vision. halos may be a sign of glaucoma. please see an eye doctor for an exam. ...Read more

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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 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?

Perhaps: It could be that there is a small residual prescription and glasses could help. Also possible that you are experiencing dry eye symptoms. Go to an eye doctor to see exactly what the problem is and if glasses would help. ...Read more

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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.

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

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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?

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

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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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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 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?

Halos: Neither anxiety nor floaters cause halos and star bursts. Usually they are caused by a condition on the surface of the eye or in the cornea. Astigmatism and certain optical aberrations can also cause them. Go see your eye MD and tell of your new conditions. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Surface disease: Glasses may help any residual prescription. There may be surface disease that can be treated icluding borderline dry eye and/or inflammation that may be magnifying the signs and symptoms. In addition there may be glare issues that could be causing these problems. ...Read more

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Headache, dry eyes, dry mouth, halos and starbursts in vision. Could this be from anxiety? I've had severe anxiety for months.

Headache, dry eyes, dry mouth, halos and starbursts in vision. Could this be from anxiety? I've had severe anxiety for months.

Could be: 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

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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?

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

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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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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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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

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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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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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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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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?

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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I was diagnosed with iritis 2.5 years ago and lately I have been seeing light halos.?

I was diagnosed with iritis 2.5 years ago and lately I have been seeing light halos.?

Get it checked: Could be recurrence of iritis
which can lead to elevated eye pressure and some corneal edema that can cause haloes, or sometimes cataracts forming from chronic treatment with steroids, vs. Other causes. Best to get an eye exam while the symptoms are happening. ...Read more

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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

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What to do if I have multiple ghosts/satellite vision and halos after iriodotomy. Why does this happen?

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