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    Old 02-11-2014, 07:35 PM   #1
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    Starbursts, Glare, Ghosting worse with cold symptoms

    It started about 9 months to a year ago noticed periodically street lights and car lights were haloed in a goofy strange sort of way. Before that I only had floaters. So I was 24, 25 now.

    Went to the doc and he told me to clean my glasses and get a more relaxed prescription.

    My sinuses are also periodically affected., and it seems my tear film is goofier than it should be but not always. Sometimes I can blink and halos will shift or become smaller.

    I caught a cold, flu bug and these symptoms are much worse.

    Sensitive to light, and direct reflected sunlight turns into large diffused, foggy starbursts.

    Going to the doctor tomorrow, feel I'm going to get dismissed again.


    White on black text on my cell phone and TV subtitles will be slightly off set and ghosty appearing, seems worse when I'm tired and mostly resolved as my cold has mostly resolved.

    Anybody else get this or find out where to get some answers?

     
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    Old 02-11-2014, 07:38 PM   #2
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    Re: Starbursts, Glare, Ghosting worse with cold symptoms

    I thought I was posting to the vision threads? Can I get this moved there somehow?

     
    Old 02-11-2014, 10:50 PM   #3
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    Re: Starbursts, Glare, Ghosting worse with cold symptoms

    Have you seen a retina specialist? You never mention what kind of doctor.

     
    Old 02-11-2014, 11:17 PM   #4
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    Re: Starbursts, Glare, Ghosting worse with cold symptoms

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    Have you seen a retina specialist? You never mention what kind of doctor.
    Ophthalmologist. Though never retina specialist, though they also do the slit lamp look through. I went to ophthalmologists, at least 2 different ones, when I only had floaters in the past. Checked eye pressure.

    No headaches, other vision painfully normal, that's why it's so shocking to see foggy lights standing out. I'm going to the same guy tomorrow. I'm in japan but if I searched carefully I might be able to find some kind of specialist.

     
    Old 02-17-2014, 05:42 AM   #5
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    Re: Starbursts, Glare, Ghosting worse with cold symptoms

    Went to the opthalmologist again. After doing all the basic pressure checks and retina exam he thought it seemed I have eyestrain and maybe a case of dry eye. Had to make a follow up for three weeks from now and trying dry eye drops. Also going to go on a holiday from handheld games and using my iPad.

     
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