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post #11 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-30-2013, 02:20 PM
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Yes, Glaucoma is very serious and untreated will lead to blindness!
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My husband is a doctor and said it could be diabetes (do you have?), a reaction to medication (do you take any?), glaucoma (didn't find symptoms of this at your last eye doc visit?). I guess we need a fuller medical history...

Please go see a primary care doc and get a referral to a specialist...
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I had an eye health problem a few yrs. ago, the doc said my drainage ports were closing....this allows the fluid that moisturizes your eyes...I had to have microscopic lazer pin holes to open the drainage ports - after that, something to do with refelction of light (not sure how to explain), the side effect was half moon halo's in the lower half of my vision - if the ports were not opened could lead to glaucoma...that said, I am wondering of the drainage port of the right eye has opened up more (opposite of my issue), allowing the halo from the light reflecting from the back of the eye...or if you too need opened up re: the pressure you are feeling - fluids cannot circulate and get stuck causing pressure...I don't recall if I had any pre-symtoms to the lazer

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I don't feel any pain when I look right or left and I can't tell any difference in pupil size. The first time it happened I thought it might be glaucoma after "researching" online (which every dr hates ), but the optometrist didn't think so. I'm not diabetic and don't take any meds except the occasional acetaminophen/ibuprofen for headaches.

I'll try the eye drops and call my insurance. Didn't realize it might be covered under my medical, figured that was what vision is for, though I guess it wouldn't matter since my deductible is so high.


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Definitely need to get an appointment scheduled with an ophthalmologist. I am hoping that the optometrist checked for any astigmatism correction needed for glasses. Glaucoma can cause these kinds of symptoms and it is important to be evaluated. Diabetes would general cause changes in the vision of both eyes versus one eye.

Call your medical insurance carrier and stress any medical problems that you are experiencing versus and visual complaints. i.e. eyes are very dry, burning, red and/or itchy versus I see halos or blurry. I know it sounds silly but that those are things that will trigger your medical coverage to kick in versus the appointment being put off to vision coverage.

Make sure the person scheduling your appointment realizes that you have medical coverage and are having a medical problem and not needing just a check for glasses.

I work in eye care and hope these thoughts will help you get your eyes evaluated and covered by your insurance.


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halo around a light is often an indication of a detached retina. either way, this needs to be seen and soon.
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Could also be optical migraine.

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Originally Posted by zivagirl View Post
Could also be optical migraine.
What I've read about these is that they typically go away in ~30 minutes. The 1st time mine lasted for a few days. This time I noticed it yesterday and it has yet to go away.


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post #19 of 19 (permalink) Old 01-31-2013, 01:00 AM
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Have you had LASIK? I've heard that night vision problems can occur after that.
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