Glare, starbursts, halos, double vision, seen 5 doctors. Please help.
Four months ago, I was given topical steroids for meibomitis. I was on the the steroid for 2 weeks and one day I started to have hazy, blurry vision. I was told that I was a steroid responder and that I had an increase IOP. The doctor was able to stabilize my eye pressure in my eye with proper medication. The startbursts, glare, and halos persisted but my blurry vision improved. I have seen several doctors including a neuro-opthamologist and cornea specialist. All 5 doctors I seen say everything is normal and there is absolutely no damage in my eyes. The cornea topography and wavefront analysis is normal. The symptoms are getting worse every month and I am very worried. The only thing that helps my situation is when I raise my eyebrow or open my eyes wide, the glare and starburst is almost illuminated. Doctors couldn't give me an explanation of why my eyebrow helps my symptoms. One doctor says it might be because the oils that are produced by the mibomian glands are too thick and creating a refractive error. He also thinks my eye lids are causing a astigmatism. The cornea specialists told me that my astigmatism is so minor and it would not be causing all these symptoms. This has greatly affected my life. I can't work much (since my job requires being on the PC) and I cant drive at night (especially during business meetings, etc.). I have also started to see double vision (when closing one eye)...which is like a vertical ghosting affect when looking at text on TV for example. I am getting very anxious daily about my condition and depressed about the whole situation. I'm happy that there is nothing wrong with my eyes, but the symptoms are affecting my daily life so greatly. I've never had any surgery and I have 20/20 vision. I am 30 year old male just starting my new career. Any feedback from this forum would be greatly appreciated. If doctors can't give me their opinion on what's causing my symptoms, I hope this forum can. Thank you.
Are you thinking the steroid drops might have started this whole thing ?
Have any of the Doctors made a connection with them ?
They all told me that the steroids didn't do any damage to my eye. My eye is healthy and normal. They really couldn't give me an answer when I told them that the symptoms never went away after using the steroids. 5 specialists and no answers. I'm hoping someone out in the forum may have had similar experience.
I've been reading quite a bit about drinking Flaxseed Oil daily to help with dry eyes.
Make sure you use the Coldpressed good quality Flaxseed Oil that is kept refrigerated. Barleans is a good quality source.
First of all, do u have star-burst when sun reflections off car windshields??
-Night time starburst, better with eyes wide open??
-light beams stretching from light source and gone with lift of eyelid?
I have to wear tinted glasses or I get those effects. I have Irlen Syndrome. I only recently found out the name for it. I have known that light affected me in a negative way for a long time and always wore tinted glasses because of that and I dim lights in the house or I can hardly stand to keep my eyes open, it hurts so much. Glare gives me head and neck aches.
I did a self-test and found that a slightly pink or a pinkish gray tint suits me. I believe the color of tint that may be needed is according to the individual.