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Dr. A.S. Desai
Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist
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Experience:  MS Ophthalmology with 13 years of surgical expereince
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hello im a 23 yr old female who recently had an eye check that

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hello im a 23 yr old female who recently had an eye check that consisted of eye pressure taken3 times on 3 different days visual feilds and a photo of my eyes everythng i passed but i now have a new concern coz i can sometimes see coloured halo's around lights im not sure how long i have had this coz i never noticed until i was reading something about glaucoma on the net im so worried that the eye doctor missed some thing or am i just being paranoid??? wouldnt the photo of my eyes show up something??? im also border line long sighted i also get watery and sometimes irritated eyes im so anxious and im constantly worrying about this
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 6 years ago.
Hello,

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Firstly coloured halos are seen in acute angle closure type of glaucoma. This type of glaucoma has a very acute presentation with severe pain in the eyes , cloudy corneas due to corneal edema, raised intraocular pressure.

Since your eyes were detected to be normal after all those tests it is highly unlikely that you are having this type of glaucoma.

Coloured halos are also seen in very early stage of cataract, again not possible in your case. It is seen in acute mucopurulent conjunctivitis( not so in your case)
It is possible you have dry eyes which are causing watering and irritation of the eyes. You can put Refresh tears eye drops 1 drop 4 times a day(available OTC).

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

so are the dry eyes the reason for the coloured halos

 

Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 6 years ago.
The mechanism of coloured halos is that white light entering the eye is broken down into rainbow colours due to prismatic effect by water droplets. Since you do not have the usual causes of coloured halos, it is a presumption that it could be due to dry eyes. In dry eyes due to evapouration of tears dry spots develop on the cornea which may cause such a symptom.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.
so the photo of the inside of my eyes would of shown a problem?? if i had one?? and you suggest i take the drops n the coloured halos should clear up
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

so shall i be worried about the coloured halos??? how long after the drops will they dissapear??