blurred central vision at night

Discussion in 'Eye-Care' started by dl1972, Feb 8, 2005.

  1. dl1972

    dl1972 Guest

    A little background: I am near-sighted with a pretty bad case of
    astigmatism. I've been wearing corrective lenses since I was 6 years
    old. I am 32 now. I see my eye doctor every 12-15 months. My problem
    is that for some time now (a few years at least), I've had problems
    seeing at my focus point in the central part of my eye. Well, I'll
    have to give an example. Last night, I went to the garage, it was
    completely dark in the garage. There was a glow-in-the-dark basketball
    in there that was lit up (it was probably 10-15 feet in front of me).
    If I look at it directly, all I see is a big blur - no definite shape,
    not bright, just a huge circular haze - very fuzzy, can't tell it's a
    basketball. However, if I look off to the side of the ball (just a
    couple of feet off to the side), I can tell that the ball is a ball.
    This doesn't happen in daylight - just at night or in dark rooms. It
    doesn't happen all the time, but I would say most of the time. I would
    assume that it's a permanent problem. I have another eye appt on
    2/19/05. I will ask about it then. However, like I said, I've had
    this problem for at least a few years now. The only thing I've found
    that might be related is macular degeneration. However, that mostly
    happens with people over 50. Since I'm only 32, I'm not positive
    that's what this is. Plus, since I go to the eye doctor every year, I
    figured he would have been able to diagnose this. Anyway, I would like
    to know if others have experienced this type of eye behavior or if
    anyone has a clue as to what this might be. Basically, it occurs in
    dark rooms with a faint light somewhere. Thank you.
    dl1972, Feb 8, 2005
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  2. dl1972

    Evaristo Guest

    Gradually learn to look at the sun.
    Evaristo, Feb 8, 2005
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  3. dl1972

    Dom Guest

    This sounds normal. Everybody's night vision is better if you look slightly
    to the side instead of directly at an object, especially when it's very
    dark. This is due to the structure of the retina. Do a google search for
    "rods cones retina fovea night vision" or something like that for more info.
    I wouldn't worry too much about macular degeneration at your age... although
    if you smoke, eat a poor diet with not many fruit and veges, and/or it's in
    your family, you're putting yourself at risk.

    P.S Don't look at the sun as another poster suggested!!

    Dom, Feb 9, 2005
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