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I see floating objects in my vision when exposed to sunshine or any bright light. Is this normal?

I see floating objects in my vision when exposed to sunshine or any bright light. Is this normal?

Floaters: This is perfectly normal, although new onset floaters may carry up to a 10% risk of a retinal tear. You should get a dilated eye exam. ...Read more

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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more


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Can you cure seeing bright lights in your vision? I was looking and seen a bright light from the sun reflecting on my tv and now i always see it? Help

Can you cure seeing bright lights in your vision? I was looking and seen a bright light from the sun reflecting on my tv and now i always see it? Help

See your eye doctor: Usually when there's reflection of the sun off glass that you happen to catch, it does leave an after image that usually fades. Depending on how long you were staring at it, or if was momentary, will be good to share with your eye specialist. People who stare at the sun can cause another condition which is solar retinopathy. In either case, you want to have your eye specialist examine your eyes, and do a dilated exam so they can see your retina. ...Read more

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I have eye problem sensitivity to light?

I have eye problem sensitivity to light?

Common: Many are sensitive to light and that is in part why sunglasses sell so well. It is more common in lighter eyed persons. There are some conditions of the eyes that cause excessive sensitivity such are corneal inflammation and iritis of the inside of the eye. It is worth it at your age to have a good eye examination by an ophthalmologist who can rule out any pathology. ...Read more

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Does seeing random sparkles of light (purple and green) lead to seeing 'flashing lights?'

Does seeing random sparkles of light (purple and green) lead to seeing 'flashing lights?'

Flashes: You must see an ophthalmologist to make sure you have no retinal problem. ...Read more

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I cannot see any thing in the bright light without wearing dark glasses?

I cannot see any thing in the bright light without wearing dark glasses?

Sunglasses: Each person is different when it comes to light sensitivity. For instance, people with migraine headaches or cataracts are often more light sensitive. People with lighter colored eyes or bigger pupils are often more light sensitive. Choose sunglasses that block ultraviolet a and b, and ones that are polarized. See your ophthalmologist if your symptoms persist to make sure your eyes are healthy. ...Read more

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Seeing about 20 to 30 small pinpoint silver sparks in vision but I only notice them When it's daylight or in bright lighting?

Seeing about 20 to 30 small pinpoint silver sparks in vision but I only notice them When it's daylight or in bright lighting?

Ophthalmologist: See your ophthalmologist who will check you for vitreous detachment. Retinal problems are less likely but still should be ruled out by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Do I have photophobia or diplopia, only on bright objects?

Possibly: Diplopia is seeing double. Photophobia is when light bothers the eyes usually do to inflammation of the covering of the brain from bleeding or meningitis. ...Read more

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Been having bouts of spotty vision sometimes accompanied by a light headache. Similar to what happens to vision when you stare into a bright lighht.

Been having bouts of spotty vision sometimes accompanied by a light headache. Similar to what happens to vision when you stare into a bright lighht.

Visual migraine?: See an eye doctor. To read about visual migraine check this link. http://www.webmd.com/migraines-headaches/guide/ocular-migraine-basics I hope this helps. If you do have more questions or other concerns kindly contact with me on my Virtual Practice at : www.healthtap.com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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How are floaters a sign of MS? I have floaters, with a little bit of sensitivity to light also. When I move my eyes, look into light, it becomes blur

How are floaters a sign of MS? I have floaters, with a little bit of sensitivity to light also.  When I move my eyes, look into light, it becomes blur

Not true: "Floaters" are definitely not a sign of MS or even a symptom. Sensitivity to light is not specific to MS either. If you are referring to the possibility of having an optic neuritis then, I would recommend visual evoked potentials if you're looking for a TEST that may be able to give a bit more support to the picture but otherwise, so far what you've described is not MS. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have floaters, and i see ghosting around bright text on screens, i see halos around lights, and i sometimes see minor blurry vision. ?

I have floaters, and i see ghosting around bright text on screens, i see halos around lights, and i sometimes see minor blurry vision. ?

See eye doctyor: you need to see an eye doctor preferably an ophthalmologist that can examine your eyes and determines if it is an eye problem or neurological problem so please make an appointment thanl you for using health tap good luck ...Read more

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3 days after eye exam :dilatation, still have pain in head, particularly right eye. Light sensitivity even in bedroom lighting.Vomiting. Need er?

3 days after eye exam :dilatation, still have pain in head, particularly right eye. Light sensitivity even in bedroom lighting.Vomiting. Need er?

Go to emergency room: You could have an attack of angle closure glaucoma which is an emergency. You should call your doctor immediately and go to the er now, you can have loss of vision or other permanent damage to your eye or vision. ...Read more

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I have a light brown spot on my eyelid, above the lashes. Very light and easy to miss, but present. Pigment or cause for concern?

I have a light brown spot on my eyelid, above the lashes. Very light and easy to miss, but present. Pigment or cause for concern?

Probably normal: Many people develop pigmented lesions on eyelids. The overwhelming number are benign skin lesions called a nevus or similar issues. You should have your primary care doctor take a look. ...Read more

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Can the medication topamax (topiramate) cause palinopsia? I'm on it for frequent migraines and have started noticing trailing in vision and sensitivity to light.

Can the medication topamax (topiramate) cause palinopsia? I'm on it  for frequent migraines and have started noticing trailing in vision and sensitivity to light.

See eye doctor.: I do not think that palinopsia or having trailing images, as a specific complaint, is listed as a known complication. This medication, however excellent, has been known to cause significant eye problems that can be irreversible. Such things as narrow angle glaucoma can also occur. I would ask for the pressure in your eyes to be checked now and see your eye doctor ASAP. ...Read more

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My eyes hurt and loose focus when exposed to reading, bright light and sun light. I wear glasses and my vision is getting worse. ?

My eyes hurt and loose focus when exposed to reading, bright light and sun light. I wear glasses and my vision is getting worse.  ?

General health?: Sometimes vision changes can be caused by high or low blood sugar - it is important to be tested for diabetes. Also, sometimes thyroid disease can cause eye changes. Try to avoid too much caffeine and concentrated sugars and see if that helps. Also, it is common in the 40's for the lenses of the eyes to lose the ability to change focus, so I would recommend another eye exam. ...Read more

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Should i see an eye specialist if i commonly see tiny streaks of light and flashes of lights (or colours)?

Should i see an eye specialist if i commonly see tiny streaks of light and flashes of lights (or colours)?

Yes: Flashes of light could indicate traction on your retina, which could lead to a tear or detachment of the retina. An eye md can offer a complete dilated exam to inspect your entire retina for any problems. ...Read more

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When I look up or to the side, I see a black dots with a slight lighted effect to them. I have increased sensitivity to light & a feeling of pressure ?

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When I look up or to the side, I see a black dots with a slight lighted effect to them. I have increased sensitivity to light & a feeling of pressure ?

Eye Floaters: are very common. However, if you encounter a sudden increase in floaters or flashes, you should see an eye specialist ASAP. ...Read more

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Eye redness w/ tears one day in right eye and sensitivity to light..Now right eye is somewhat blurrier than usual (w/glasses) and seeing things double?

Eye redness w/ tears one day in right eye and sensitivity to light..Now right eye is somewhat blurrier than usual (w/glasses) and seeing things double?

Need examination: Your symptoms may indicate an inflammation or infection of the eye that may require treatment to avert a sight threatening event. Get an exam asap. ...Read more

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I have symptoms that include: Vomiting, diarrhoea, sensitivity to light, headaches, fatigue, fever. Should I see a doctor?

I have symptoms that include: Vomiting, diarrhoea, sensitivity to light, headaches, fatigue, fever. Should I see a doctor?

Yes: Please seek out help. Many conditions can have those symptoms you describe and you would be best served by a full evaluation. The earlier the better. Best of health to you ...Read more

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Is it only hyperthyroid that can cause a increased receptor sensitivity to catecholamines?

Is it only hyperthyroid that can cause a increased receptor sensitivity to catecholamines?

What?: Are you having Rapid heart beat, ? Anxiety is the most common reason . But I did not quite understand your question. Be more specific with your symptoms description. Unless of course you are diagnosed with Hyperthyroidism and you have certain symptoms as you are experiencing; then yes ...Read more

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Can migraine cause sensitivity to light?

Can migraine cause sensitivity to light?

Definitely: Sure it can, but so can other issues. See your doc, get examined. ...Read more

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Sensitivity to light post assault to face?

Sensitivity to light post assault to face?

Inflammation inside: Inflammation can occur inside your eye after it takes an impact. One symptom of inflammation in the eye is light sensitivity. ...Read more

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What causes sensitivity to light changes for visual acuity?

What causes sensitivity to light changes for visual acuity?

Sensitive to light: Or photophobia is non specific. It can indicate problems with vision or if associated with headches and neck pain and fever can be from infection or meningitis. You need to watch your symptoms if worsening go to the er. If stable you might be able to go to an eye doctor instead. Any visiual changes should be seen by your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is usually causing dim vision and sensitivity to light?

What is usually causing dim vision and sensitivity to light?

Diabetes: Also retinopathy, macular degeneration, and many other things. You need to get this checked out by an ophthalmologist and pronto! ...Read more

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Why would an antibiotic medication give me sensitivity to light?

Why would an antibiotic medication give me sensitivity to light?

Known side effect: Some antibiotics, especially the tetracycline class, are known to cause photosensitivity; it is advised to stay out of direct sun during the period of use. ...Read more

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What to do about my sensitivity to light that triggers my migraine?

What to do about my sensitivity to light that triggers my migraine?

Meds: Sunshine and bright lights are clearcut triggers for migraines in many. Best to prevent headaches via approved medications, but otc preventatives could include butterbur, feverfew, riboflavin and/or co-q-10. ...Read more

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What can be done about contact lenses causing sensitivity to light?

What can be done about contact lenses causing  sensitivity to light?

Sunglasses: Based on many years of personal experience, this is a common side effect of having contact lenses. I highly recommend polarized sunglasses for whenever you are outside. They particularly help if it is light outside and raining. ...Read more

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I am in a constant dream state and have a sensitivity to light - what's going on?

I am in a constant dream state and have a sensitivity to light - what's going on?

Check diet &visit MD: Constant dream state can be due to: dehydration, gluten/diet sensitivities, hormonal imbalance, early diabetes/eating too many carbohydrates: see MD for exam & possible basic blood work. Light sensitivity can be due to: needing new glasses, dry eye, inflammation in eye (iritis/iritis): see eyeMD. ...Read more

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What causes sensitivity to light and tired eyes?

What causes sensitivity to light and tired eyes?

Need for rest: Tired blurry eyes can be a symptom of many things including well, fatigue. Other conditions are dry eyes, computer eye syndrome. You will need to rest your eyes. ...Read more

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Can sleeping in contact lenses cause extreme sensitivity to light?

Can sleeping in contact lenses cause extreme sensitivity to light?

Yes: Yes. Sleeping in your contact lenses can cause corneal irritation and infection. Both of these issues can cause severe light sensitivity. ...Read more

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Major headache in left temple area and great sensitivity to light?

Major headache in left temple area and great sensitivity to light?

Migraines: Your description could well be of migraine headaches, and focal hemicranial pain and photophobia are very constant issues. However, need to make certain that no underlying structural problems over the skull or brain may be playing a role here. Seek a physician with headache experience and start an appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can Fosamax (alendronate) (which is taken for osteoporosis) cause sensitivity to light and headaches?

Can  Fosamax (alendronate) (which is taken for osteoporosis) cause sensitivity to light and headaches?

Not usually: Fosamax (alendronate) usually works only in bone. It is not expected to cause these symptoms. See your primary provider to consider other causes (? Miigraine). ...Read more

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Hyperthyroidism (Definition)

A condition in which the thyroid gland produces too much of the hormone thyroxine, accelerating the body's metabolism, causing weight loss, a rapid or irregular heartbeat, sweating, ...Read more