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Doctor insights on: Starbursts Streetlights

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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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A little piece of the wrapper got stuck on a starburst and I ate it. Will it do any harm?

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

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Why would my vision be blurry and have starbursts around lights when I have anxiety about them?

Why would my vision be blurry and have starbursts around lights when I have anxiety about them?

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

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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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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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Type 2 diabetic. Lights look red in color (streetlights, car lights) should one be concerned?

Type 2 diabetic. Lights look red in color (streetlights, car lights) should one be concerned?

Not normal: Hi. Yes, indded, some street lights ARE red... STOP for them. But otherwise, not normal. Please see an ophthalmologist. Is your diabetes well controlled? Please control your diabetes and your BP tightly! Protect those peepers! Good luck! ...Read more

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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?

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

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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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Should someone with starburst (higher order aberrations), get lasik/prk?

Should someone with starburst (higher order aberrations), get lasik/prk?

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

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Why do I see ghosting of lights and starbursts around lights during anxiety attacks?

Why do I see ghosting of lights and starbursts around lights during anxiety attacks?

Panic attacks: And migraines can produce visual phenomena. Please see you doc to rule out any medical condition. He/she may refer you to an opthamologist. After that you can see a mental health professional for help w/anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My beau has type 2 diabetes. He says lights on the cars, streetlights look red. Should he be concerned?

My beau has type 2 diabetes. He says lights on the cars, streetlights look red. Should he be concerned?

Yes: Vision abnormalities must ALWAYS be taken seriously until an ophthamologist (eye doctor) exams the retina and tells you otherwise. He needs to make an appointment for a complete eye exam. Good Luck ...Read more

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What would cause severe starbursts after YAG procedure following cataract surgery?

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

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Suddenly developed bad night glares and starbursts. No refractive error, checked cornea & everything-nothing wrong, have vitreous degen. Cause for glare?

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

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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 have a 3.5 cm. Starburst mass, in my lower right lobe of my lung, so what is next.?

I have a 3.5 cm. Starburst mass, in my lower right lobe of my lung, so what is next.?

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

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Whenever I chew gummi candy, eat starburst, or eat apples, my jaw will lock and it becomes very painful. Why?

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

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I have terrible starburst around light even in the daylight after cataract surgery. What can I do to reduce that effect?

I have terrible starburst around light even in the daylight after cataract surgery. What can I do to reduce that effect?

See your eye doctor: You are suppose to wear dark glasses after cataract surgery until doctor say no more
My advice see your eye surgeon and discuss it with him ...Read more

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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

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Is there any evidence suggesting that consuming bilberry extract causes dilation of pupils, thus leading to increased night glares/starbursts?

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

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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 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

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Why do I see starbursts around lights? I was just at the eye doc a month ago and they found nothing wrong at all. I have good vision too.

Why do I see starbursts around lights? I was just at the eye doc a month ago and they found nothing wrong at all. I have good vision too.

Could be from...: Meant things but most common are : dry eyes - use lubricating drops as needed, Cataract- maybe early enough that the eye doctor thought the were insignificant. ...Read more