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    Old 12-20-2020, 09:52 AM   #1
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    Progressively worse night vision

    About a year and a half ago I started noticing vision in my left eye wasn't as sharp when I entered a dimly lit room. Then I noticed when driving at night bright signs and lights would have a halo/starburst effect around them - which continues to get worse. For example, when I now look at the moon on a clear night it blows up to a about 3 times it's size with somewhat of a kaleidoscope appearance. Now, even during the day I am starting to notice a small, faint halo effect around things. This has been in my left eye but notice my right eye is just now starting to show signs of the halo/starbursts at night.

    I have had two top ophthalmologists give a full exam and lots of tests and find nothing and not neurological as I had brain/orbits MRI which was normal and I pass the "pinhole" test where when you look through a piece of paper with a very small hole in it the halos/starbursts go away. Vitaman A is good right in middle of the range. I do have Hashimoto's (hypothyroidism) which has not been treated correctly the last year and a half and we are just now working on that. I read some reports that hypothyroidism (under medicated) could cause night vision problems. I am hoping to see some improvement as I being thyroid meds again.

    Thank you kind folks for any input.

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    Old 12-21-2020, 04:16 AM   #2
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    Re: Progressively worse night vision

    I can not speak from personal experience, but what you said sounds like what my mother mentioned was happening to her years ago. She was told she had cataracts. I know you have seen eye doctors, but I just wanted to put that out there.

     
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    Old 12-21-2020, 08:57 AM   #3
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    Re: Progressively worse night vision

    Thank you so much for the reply - yes I agree very much and I do have the start of a cataract in the right eye - so will keep this in mind. I appreciate your input!!

     
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    Re: Progressively worse night vision

    Definitely sounds like cataracts. I'm just waiting on mine to get to the size that they can remove them.

     
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    Old 09-22-2022, 05:44 AM   #5
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    Re: Progressively worse night vision

    I have cataracts and have similar symptoms.

    Poor night vision, glare from bright lights at night, blurry vision, colors appear dull or faded.

    My eye doc says I have cataracts but they are not bad enough for surgery yet.

     
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