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Old 01-30-2013, 12:37 AM   #1 (permalink)
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My right eye is turning all the traffic lights, street lights, car headlights/taillights, etc into rings from a distance. Second time this has happened in 1-2 months? First time I went to see an optometrist and he saw nothing wrong. Told me to see an opthomalogist, but I didn't have the money and it went away in a couple of days so I didn't bother. Now it's happening again and I think I will have to make that appointment after all. My left eye is perfectly fine. Just wondering if anyone has ever had this happen before?

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- All lights are turned into rings if farther then 50 ft. Only noticeable at night.
- Right eye is much blurrier then normal
- Said eye feels 'off', like maybe increased pressure?, leading to general irritation throughout my day (last time doc didn't find anything wrong on the pressure test though)


There is no 'flashing' or 'threads' of light. The halos only appear on already existing lights.

ETA: I do spend a lot of time in front of the computer. Maybe it's just from being on the computer too much?
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Old 01-30-2013, 01:22 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did they test for astigmatism? I usually see double lights and not rings due to my astigmatism... I dunno :c I would get a referral from your primary if you have insurance and go see a specialist. Eye issues are no laughing matter :c I hope your eyes recover completely soon...
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I have insurance, but not sure if it covers specialists. Will have to look into it.
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Is there any pain in the eye (like building pressure) when you look directly to your right or left? Is there any difference in the size of your pupil with regards to your other eye?
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you don't want to screw around with your vision.....get to a doctor and get some answers....use a credit card, postdate a check - throw yourself on their mercy when they ask for payment.....but get it looked at!

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Normally major medical pays for an opthalmalogist for medical reasons. Make sure if your plan requires a referral from your primary care or allows you to go direct. There should be a number on the back of the card you can call to get info.

I work on a computer all day long and play on one at night and the only issue I get are dry eyes sometimes.
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Normally major medical pays for an opthalmalogist for medical reasons. Make sure if your plan requires a referral from your primary care or allows you to go direct. There should be a number on the back of the card you can call to get info.

I work on a computer all day long and play on one at night and the only issue I get are dry eyes sometimes.
Yes when I complained about headaches the visit was covered.
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Old 01-30-2013, 02:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Please go to an ophthalmologist.

In the meantime, try eye drops. I'll see rings when my eyes get even slightly dry, but that may be because I've had Lasix done and that makes me prone to seeing rings anyway.
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I agree with those who suggest you go to an opthomologist regardless. Somewhere I read that seeing "rings" around lights can be a symptom of glaucoma (don't know if it's true or not).
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I just googled glucoma symptoms - "Halos around lights" is one of the symptoms!
Glaucoma: Symptoms - MayoClinic.com
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