Starburst without LASIK ?

Discussion in 'Laser Eye Surgery' started by Access, Jan 2, 2005.

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    Access Guest


    I'm a 30+ year myopic male (-8.5 both eyes), wearing hard contact lenses for
    the last 14 years. A few weeks ago, I started having a strange problem with
    my vision. It occurred after a period of eye fatigue - a movie festival +
    long working hours staring at a computer screen. The problem with my vision
    is basically that sharp lights don't appear like points anymore but more
    like stars. They also seem brighter than before. It is very annoying at
    night with car headlights and small spotlights (for example Christmas tree
    lights or remote control lights). I first went to see an eye specialist - he
    thought it was edema, but didn't see anything wrong and suggested replacing
    or cleaning my lenses. So I went to my contact lens specialist, who indeed
    saw that the lenses were a bit dirty, and performed some thorough cleaning
    (several hours) of both lenses. This happened a week ago. However, the
    problem with my vision didn't disappear. I am really worried that my eyes
    have been permanently damaged by the extensive wear of the contacts, maybe
    as a result of oxygen shortage ? While searching a bit on the internet for
    similar cases, it appeared to me that the vision problems I have are really
    similar to the "starburst" and "glare" problems that can occur after LASIK
    eye surgery !
    If there's anyone here who might know which problem I have - please let me
    know. I will definitely plan another visit to the eye doctor.

    Thanks in advance,
    Access, Jan 2, 2005
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    Dr. Leukoma Guest

    If you have been wearing modern RGP lenses, then it is highly unlikely that
    your eyes have suffered permanent damage from the contact lenses. There is
    probably some other explanation. Perhaps you are in need of a new pair of

    Dr. Leukoma, Jan 3, 2005
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    Access Guest

    I had my vision tested and it didn't change. I have no problem with reading
    whatsoever, the "only" problem I have is the appearance of lights in dim
    light conditions.
    Access, Jan 3, 2005
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    g.gatti Guest

    mental strain, which is becoming more stubborn, given that the illusion
    of living in a world where the infinity has been brought to you at 8.5
    D of distance.

    The strain is now so much that the eye cannot elongate anymore to

    The only way the mind finds for relief is to imagine sturbust.

    No solution with anything mechanical whatever.
    You bet I am right.
    g.gatti, Jan 3, 2005
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    Access Guest

    Sturburst ? I "imagine" this is a joke, right ?
    Access, Jan 3, 2005
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    crvc Guest

    For me, the starbursts caused by a bad LASIK outcome are at their
    worst late at night when I'm tired. Early morning after a full night's
    sleep the starbursts are much less of a problem. That suggests to me
    that the pupil fatigues during the day and is less able to constrict
    when I'm tired.

    If your starbursts are being caused by that sort of tiredness a
    solution might be miotic eyedrops.
    crvc, Jan 3, 2005
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