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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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Seeing starbusts big ones and rainbow halos around certain white lights doctor said it isn't cataracts , certain lights only big starbusts and halos?
Photophobia, ghosting, glares, starbursts.No cataract, power fine, no astigmatism n cornea ok(topography).Wavefront error of 0.66.What should I do to cure?
Night glares+starbursts worsened even after using artificial tears.Anti-glare glasses - no help.Eye power perfect.Not cataract/glaucoma. Cause/remedy?
Incipient cataract : Early lens changes typically cause glare and star bursts .However, at age 30 corneal pathology can cause visual symptoms. Tears are a treatment for dry eye but not a cure. Superficial punctuate keratitis seen in dry eye is rarely eliminated by artificial tears alone. Anti glare glasses may reduce visual symptoms due to ocular pathology but minimally. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Suddenly developed bad night glares and starbursts.No refractive error, checked cornea & everything-nothing wrong, have vitreous degen.Cause for glare?
I'm having trouble driving at night - halos appear around bright lights (headlights, stop lights, etc). Any idea what might be causing this? tell me
Many possibilities: Anything that defocuses the incoming light to your eyes can cause halos. This could be something easy like nearsightedness or astigmatism which is remedied with glasses or contact lenses. It could be a warpage of your cornea, called keratoconus. It could be a cloudiness in the lens of your eye(s), called cataract. There are many other possibilities. You should see and eyecare professional. ...Read more
Is this optical migraine? Flashing zig-zag @periphery of vision. Printed words distorted/stretched at periphery, like they're moving & fading in/out.
Saw flash of light (across entire vision field) when walking dogs in evening. Can't tell if it was me or street light flickering (flash was same color as street lights). Going to opthom. But scared.
Flashes of light: Seen in a dark environment can indicate vitreous (gel-like substance inside eye) traction (pulling) on the retina. At worst it may indicate a retinal tear, break or detachment. At best, it is a vitreous detachment that may be benign (harmless). Visualizing floaters or blurred vision in any quadrant heightens the risk of retinal pathology. Confirm your symptoms with the office for evaluation asap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
After wear progressive glasses 5 hrs. at computer I see ghost images vertically, 2 traffic lights, road signs. W/contact lens OK. Dr doesn't know why.
Accommodative spasm: Take more frequent breaks from near work: Rule of three "20's" Every 20 minutes, remove glasses, look at object st least 20 feet away, for at least 20 seconds. Consider using "single vision "drug store" reading glasses, not progressives, at computer. They are very inexpensive, ~ $10 at flea market. Start at +1.50, bring magazine to test at normal reading distance and go up or down in powers ...Read more
See an Eye Doctor: You need to be checked by an opthalmologist. ...Read more