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No Worries: Should not be of any concern. You have probably eaten mush more and worse and didn't even realize it. Good Luck. ...Read more
Nerve interactions: I am guessing that your vision in between moments of anxiety is normal. The body is a wonderful, amazing network of interacting nerves and emotions. When you are anxious, there is commonly heightened sensitivity in a number of physiologic systems. It appears that your anxiety triggers focusing disturbance and changes in retinal sensitivity which causes the starbursts. ...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
How are higher order visual aberrations detected and treated? Have seen 3 eyemds and they can't find cause for my night glare/starbursts which worsens?
I have starbursts around lights after PRK. At week two there were no problems but a day later I noticed them and no improvement. Can this improve?
PKR: Final results of PRK surgery are comparable to LASIK outcomes, but initial PRK recovery is slower because it takes a few days for new epithelial cells to regenerate and cover the surface of the eye. There also is a slightly increased risk of eye infection and haziness of vision in the first few days after surgery. Vision improvement with PRK is gradual and the final outcome can take several weeks. ...Read more
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
Starburst: The decision to consider lasik or prk would depend on if the patient is happy with the quality of vision with glasses or contacts. As long as the patient realizes that the laser eye surgery can correct their prescription and not the starbursts, then the surgery can be considered. ...Read more
My beau has type 2 diabetes. He says lights on the cars, streetlights look red. Should he be concerned?
When driving tonight all the headlights coming towards me looked like laser beams and the street lights looked like starbursts. Is this of concern?
See your eyedoc:
Seeing better out of an eye with a multifocal lens following YAG might do it. Other causes might be a new PVD, severe pitting of lens, corneal edema from intraocular pressure spike, and other causes. You need to consult your ophthalmologist to ease your mind!
Best wishes. ...Read more
Suddenly developed bad night glares and starbursts. No refractive error, checked cornea & everything-nothing wrong, have vitreous degen. Cause for glare?
At 29 years old: The main cause of glare is dryness. Very uncommon to have vitreous cause glare or cataracts for that matter. ...Read more
I got hit in the top of the nose w a starburst by acciden it left a scratch but its gone now I have a small dark spot not that bad but will it go away?
Probably: Small bruise or scratch should eventually disappear. ...Read more
Ask pulmonologist: A lung mass is always of concern. Sometimes it can be determined to be benign simply by comparing xrays or CT scans over time. Often it must be biopsied. If possible, this is done through a scope passed down the windpipe. Sometimes that won't reach and biopsy must be done through the chest wall, guided by CT scan. In special cases biopsy is done with a scope through the chest wall or surgically. ...Read more
Could travatan drop cause night blindness when driving such as a starburst pattern of oncoming headlights?
No: Sounds like a lens (cataract) or corneal issue. Go see your eye md. ...Read more
Whenever I chew gummi candy, eat starburst, or eat apples, my jaw will lock and it becomes very painful. Why?
Muscle spasm, joint: You probably have something wrong with your temporomandibular joint like a dislocated disk or a problem with your muscles that attach to your jaw. You need to see a dentist familiar with joint/jaw problems or an oral & maxillofacial surgeon. In the mean time stop chewing things that make your jaw hurt especially like chewy and hard foods. ...Read more
I have terrible starburst around light even in the daylight after cataract surgery. What can I do to reduce that effect?
I put Muro 128 in my eyes after PRK, and since then I'm seeing starbursts on lights (1 month after). Can Muro128 cause this?
Possibly: Starburst phenomena after PRK is not unusual and is due to the irregularities of healing epithelium (the skin cells on the outer layer of the cornea). Muro 128 is a dessicant, that is, a salt water type solution designed to dry up swelling in the cornea. I would think the starburst is more from the surgery, and the drops were prescribed to help that. Recommend follow up- usually gone after 1 mo ...Read more
Is there any evidence suggesting that consuming bilberry extract causes dilation of pupils, thus leading to increased night glares/starbursts?
No: No, there is absolutely no evidence that bilberry extract dilates pupils; if it did I have no doubt that this would be known. Agents that dilate pupils work via the autonomic nervous system and bilberry has no know effects on this (it can cause vasodilation but that is mediated by its effects on nitric oxide, which does not effect pupil dilation). ...Read more
What can I do 2 make night glare & starburst less discomforting? Causing me strain and I don't have any othr issue. Antiglare glass &tear drops don't work?
Glare: You could try contact lenses to decrease the glare since the other treatments have been unsuccessful. See a eye doctor. ...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 used muro 128 without asking my doctor 2 weeks after PRK. A day later, I'm getting starbursts, havn't gone away (week 4). Is there permanent change?
See ur eye doc: U shd visit your eye doctor and have him examine your eyes especially since u used Muro 128 (5% sodium chloride eye drops) on ur own and are now having some problems. He will be able to guide you properly after examination. ...Read more
I used muro 128 without asking my doctor 2 weeks after PRK. A day later, I'm getting starbursts, haven't gone away (week 4). Is there permanent change?
Sodium chloride opht: Common reactions to Muro 128 are transient ocular stinging and burning. ...Read more