Sudden Vision Changes

Discussion in 'Optometry Discussion' started by aelmeswari, Mar 28, 2018.

  1. aelmeswari


    Mar 28, 2018
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    I had an upper respiratory virus diagnosed on 1/22/18 and it all started with a high fever of 102, shortness of breath, Bronchitis and then in a week I had developed a Middle Ear Infection. The ear infection was mild and not severe. I did take a course of antibitoics and developed sore throat symptoms during the course. When I was half way through the course of antibitoics, I noticed extreme light sensitivity to the eyes and a slight blurriness in vision on 2/3/18. I waited it out for a day but it wasn't getting better. Went to the Optometrist and he mentioned that I had dry eyes (I am an IT Professional) and some nearsightedness.. Waited for a 2 week follow up and did a full vision test. (2/16/18) Results: Right Eye: -1.25. Left Eye: +0.75x-0.75x156 with a Prism of 1.00. Was also diagnosed with Vertical Heterophoria, even though I do not have double vision. After a few days of wearing the prescribed glasses, I noticed an increase in blurriness, floaters and night halos/starbursts. This prompted me to get a second opinion from another Optometrist. He said that I do not have Vertical Heterophoria and didnt need prism. Prescription this time on 3/12/18: Right Eye: -1.25, Left Eye: +0.50x-0.75x160.

    This sudden vision change has surprised me, has made me very depressed and has increased my stress/anxiety levels. I have had 30 years of perfect vision and this kind of change hit me hard. Never needed glasses, contacts, etc! I just don't know what caused this sudden change. Could it have been from the virus? I also visited a Neurologist and he wants me to have an MRI. Also, considering LASIK if things don't improve in the next few months.

    Has this happened to anyone in their late 20s/early 30s?
    aelmeswari, Mar 28, 2018
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