Starbursts and halos, is it cataracts? What else could it be?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by jpenafilms, Dec 18, 2005.

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    jpenafilms Guest

    I am going to a corneal specialist to learn about what might be
    causing night vision problems with starbursts and halos around
    lights and sensitivity to glare almost exclusively at nigh

    I'm wearing sunglasses at night because it is overwhelming
    to see the rays of light in oncoming cars.

    An opthamologist without much experience told me I have
    small cataracts and they could not imagine it was causing rays.
    They thought it could be extreme dryness but after a few days
    of drops 8x per day no change.

    QUESTIONS:

    What else could it be? Someone told me to find out if it is Viral
    related to herpes or other kinds of viruses.

    What else? Conditions? Retinal detachment?

    (I think it is probably cataracts but I am under 50!!)
     
    jpenafilms, Dec 18, 2005
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    retinula Guest

    Your eye doctor will answer this question. it requires an exam

    it wouldn't be retinal detachment or retinal problems. its most likely
    a corneal problem or a cataract. cataracts can happen in 50 year olds.
     
    retinula, Dec 19, 2005
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    Dan Abel Guest

    Too bad. I was diagnosed with cataract in both eyes well before age 50.
    My first surgery was well before age 50 and second shortly after age 50.

    I had no halos or starbursts before surgery. I got them major after the
    second surgery. They went away.
     
    Dan Abel, Dec 19, 2005
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