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Headaches, vision change, floaters, visual snow, halos, starburts and glare could all of these symptoms combined be brain related?
Yes: But eye related is more likely. I suggest setting up an appointment with an ophthalmologist soon. ...Read more
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
Visual migraine: Are usually associated with visual disturbances that start in your central vision and expand outward. Glare and halos are not usually related to this visual phenomenon and indicative of other visual pathway abnormalities. Something as simple as dry eyes, to refractive error (glasses) to cataracts can cause the symptoms you are describing. A comprehensive eye exam will give you the solution. ...Read more
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
Eye problems: Two conditions immediately come to mind: glaucoma & astigmatism. Eye doc can diagnose & treat both; glaucoma with eye drops or surgery (depends on type); astigmatism with corrective lenses or laser surgery to even out the irregular shape of cornea. Eye doc can give u the options based on your case. Ophthalmologist might be better in this case. ...Read more
What to do if I have been seeing halos and glares for the past 4 months what could it possibly be?
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
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
Large pupil: If the patient has halo with contact lenses then he/she may have halo after lasik surgery. Patients with a large pupil tends to get halo with contact or post lasik surgery. The reason is there corrected or treatment zone is smaller than there pupil size in the dark. Its important to check the pupil size before surgery in the dark. ...Read more
Depends: I'm assuming you mean halos around objects in your vision, like lights. Halos occur when any of the light rays entering your eye get scattered on their path to the retina (the seeing part of the eye). This could occur with dirty/scratched/outdated rx glasses, corneal irregularities (e.g., dry eye, allergies), cataract, floaters, and some macular disorders. An eye md (ophthalmologist) can help. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
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