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hallo around the streetlights. Glaucoma or not?

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  • Posted By: Pawel_c
  • January 2, 2007
  • 10:25 AM

I can see the halo around the streetlights in the night, however, two doctors already convinced me that this cannot be glaucoma. They examined the eyes, the eye pressure is ca. 13-15 mm Hg and they say that the eyes look fine. Does anyone have some idea as to why I see this halo? Thanks. Pawel

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  • ive been working with ophthalmologist for over 13 yrs. several things can cause halo's around lights..at night or in dark areas, your pupils dilate...this can cause halo's...Also cataracts, but if you had cataracts your eye dr would have told you, Cataracts typically begin to occur after age 50. If you wear contact lenses this can also be a factor.For a little reassurance, glaucoma causes defects in your visual field, with loss of vision in your periph vision. If you have a fly. history of glaucoma, it is a wise decision to have reg. yearly check ups by an Ophthalmologist.
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • February 24, 2007
    • 06:08 AM
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  • hey. I just noticed the halos. ive been having them for almost a month, about to get my 16 yo restricted license and am worried if i will be able to dive at night an if my halos will worsen but i only sleep like 5 at night and nap another 3 at the afternoon, i wear glasses to see far and slight astigmatism, i had a vein pop once in my eye but nothing serious as i have read but im wondering if i may have glucoma or something. MY halos have never dissapered since i first noticed them and idk whats going on. im really woried what should i do? and for all you that drive at noght with halo is it really physically had to drive or is it just bothersom? any help will be appreciated
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • November 10, 2010
    • 04:34 AM
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