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I'm seeing rainbows around lights

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  • Posted By: quelling
  • March 2, 2011
  • 01:48 AM

I've been seeing for quite a while rainbows around lightsources, not just one but two around every lightsource, best viewed in a dark room with a bright small point of light.

What could be that?

I've recently been to the eye specialist, but he looked quickly and said not to have found anything, but I'm quite certain it's not normal to see rainbows since it implies chemicals breaking up the light in the rainbow colors.

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  • Seeing rainbows around all light sources is definitely not normal. I can't speculate on the cause.
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  • Yeah it wouldn't matter if I didn't have any eye complaints, but I do.My eyes fluctuate on pressure, especially my left eye is measured from 16 mmHg up to 28 mmHg, my right eye is measured between 16 mmHg and 23 mmHg.The left eye also feels different and sometimes hurts, but isn't seeing those halo's better than my right eye.The halo's have the red color of the rainbow on the outside if it's white light.Other lightcolors are also possible to see halo's, but the halo doesn't have all the colors included then. (just those present)
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  • Yeah it wouldn't matter if I didn't have any eye complaints, but I do.My eyes fluctuate on pressure, especially my left eye is measured from 16 mmHg up to 28 mmHg, my right eye is measured between 16 mmHg and 23 mmHg.The left eye also feels different and sometimes hurts, but isn't seeing those halo's better than my right eye.The halo's have the red color of the rainbow on the outside if it's white light.Other lightcolors are also possible to see halo's, but the halo doesn't have all the colors included then. (just those present)I've heard that glaucoma can cause those "halos". I don't know what normal eye pressure is, but if you have glaucoma, it can be treated. Are your doctors doing anything for you?
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