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Strange visual symptoms. Over the last year, get halos around lights at night. What do they mean?

Strange visual symptoms. Over the last year, get halos around lights at night. What do they mean?

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

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Does glare and rainbow halos is that caused by visual migraine?

Does glare and rainbow halos is that caused by visual migraine?

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

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Had visual migraine 6 days later developed eye floaters after, seeing halos and comets and starbursts around lights at night rainbow ring around light?

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

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Treatment for halos and glares?

Treatment for halos and glares?

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

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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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What to do if I have been seeing halos and glares for the past 4 months what could it possibly be?

Many causes: 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

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What makes halos and technicolored spots in my daughters vision?

What makes halos and technicolored spots in my daughters vision?

Sugar levels: Some patients with diabetes may see halos at night when sugars levels are not controlled. This one should be evaluated by an opthomologist. ...Read more

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What causes halos post lasik?

What causes halos post lasik?

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

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Any reason why I am seeing rainbow halos?

Any reason why I am seeing rainbow halos?

Rainbow/halos: Could be due to ocular migraine, which is without head pain, but can have these types of vision sympmtoms. Or due to improper glasses prescription, especially if you have astigmatism. See your eye care professional soon. ...Read more

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Waht causes halos around the eyes?

Waht causes halos around the eyes?

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

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Are halos and night glares worse after lasek?

Are halos and night glares worse after lasek?

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

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Seing halos with contacts are signs and symptoms of?

Seing halos with contacts are signs and symptoms of?

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

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Will the glares and halos go away while using ortho k?

Will the glares and halos go away while using ortho k?

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

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What is the definition or description of: Halos around lights?

Halos around lights: The visual appearance of halos surrounding sources of light may be related to a number of medical conditions such as cataracts, Fuchs' Dystrophy, glaucoma &
kerataconus. ...Read more

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I'm seeing purple outlines/halos around objects at night. Help?

I'm seeing purple outlines/halos around objects at night. Help?

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

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Strange eyesight distortions. Halos around lights when at night?

Strange eyesight distortions. Halos around lights when at night?

Many possible causes: Best go have this checked out. Could be an optical cause, needing glasses, or be caused by edema (swelling) of cornea. Could also be from cataract even in younger people with certain diseases. ...Read more

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Seeing halos around lights, is this normal? What does it indicate?

Cornea lens or meds: Halos around light could be a sign of an abnormal cornea, a lens opacity (cataract) or a side effect of medication such as digoxin (lanoxin). If it persists or gets worse then go to your eye md. ...Read more

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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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What causes me to see halos around lights and have white splotchy vision?

What causes me to see halos around lights and have white splotchy vision?

Several things...: Your symptoms can be produce by different things such as early cataracts, ophthalmic migraines, uncontrolled blood pressure etc. You need to be examined by an ophthalmologist to rule out some of these things. ...Read more

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Why do I constantly see halos around lights when I look directly at lights?

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

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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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I was diagnosed with iritis 2.5 years ago and lately I have been seeing light halos.?

I was diagnosed with iritis 2.5 years ago and lately I have been seeing light halos.?

Get it checked: Could be recurrence of iritis
which can lead to elevated eye pressure and some corneal edema that can cause haloes, or sometimes cataracts forming from chronic treatment with steroids, vs. Other causes. Best to get an eye exam while the symptoms are happening. ...Read more

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What to do if I have multiple ghosts/satellite vision and halos after iriodotomy. Why does this happen?

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

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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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Does the visian icl create halos?

Does the visian icl create halos?

Rarely: It is possible for any implant to cause halos, but one must make sure the halos are not from side effects like cataract, glaucoma, or corneal edema. A conciensous surgeon would vigorously study to address these potentially very serous issues. ...Read more

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Could anxiety cause halos, glare and ghosting?

Could anxiety cause halos, glare and ghosting?

See eye doctor: First. When medical conditions are ruled out or understood, you can see a clinical psychologist for help w/anxiety. Peace and good health. ...Read more