Ok, I'm 58 yrs old and on Nov 1, I was hospitalized for 4 days with 6 broken ribs, a broken clavacle and a bruised lung from a horse riding fall. About a week and a half I started realizing I was having vision problems
I have reading glasses
that I very rarely used as I had pretty perfect vision. All of the sudden I realized I was using them often both reading mail and using my laptop. Reading became blurry and I noticed things in the distance and indoors were also a little blurry. When I see people on the other side of the room their eyes look blurry. Even people's eyes on TV are a little blurry. All the little lights on my computer, modem, alarm clock, etc seem to be double vertically.
When I told my doctor (in a HIP center) she sent me for a head cat scan and a visit to an avail ophthamologist the same day. The Cat Scan showed no abnormalities and nothing connected to the accident. The opthamologist did a series of tests including the test where you click each time you see a light and she also dilated my eyes and tested them for diseases which were all normal. She said it's probably dry eye
and gave me artificial tears.
After a week and a half I went to another opthamologist and he also tested me, all negative. An eyechart test was 20-25. He said my vision was good and I should wear reading glasses. When I said it was sudden he said it's possible. He also said the double vision
on the little yellow and red lights on my computers is weak eye muscles
and should cure itself with time.
Here are my symptoms:
Seeing blurry writing both on my computer and off. At my synagogue I needed reading glasses to read the prayer book when I had no problem before. This seems to change, sometimes better than other times.
Hard to see light blue writing on computer and paper.
Can't read posted notices.
Indoor posters and letters blurry. Also people's eyes look blurry.
Seeing double computer lights vertically.
Things just don't look right especially indoors, little blur.
One thing that I've been reading about is computer vision syndrome. Although I am on the computer a lot normally when I'm home now that I'm home with my injuries on on the computer a lot more. Can that cause the problems and are they reversible? Since I've been reading about it I've been on line less and taking more breaks but there is no real change. I am very worried and concerned that these symptoms appeared over night. By the way, reading glasses do seem to help a lot and change my verticle double vision to more horizontal.
Thanking you in advance,