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Did you sleep in your contacts?
Are you wearing your contacts now? If so, can you take them out and wear glasses?
No I always take them out.
Yes I am wearing them and I can take them out and put my glasses on shall I do that now
I have taken them out now and put my glasses on
yes, please. Then close one eye at a time and see how the vision is in each eye alone. Try blinking a few times. Also, I am assuming that your glasses have been able to give you good vision in the past.
Done that. Vision is fine just the cloudiness is still there
I visit my opticians every 6 months so always have regular eye check ups - this is pretty sudden
tell me more about the cloudiness....what do you mean?
it is quite hard to describe, the haze is not really bad as I can still see but it's like when you walk into a room where someone has been smoking and there is still some slight smoke haze in the air - not thick - you keep blinking to clear your eyes but it doesn't go
And when you test each eye separately it is in both eyes and it is about the same.
Yes both eyes and same cloudiness in each eye
Well, first off, I do not think this is anything terrible......
It really sounds like you have a tear film problem. Perhaps from some mild dry eye, maybe allergies and most likely, blepharitis.
my husband has just looked at my eyes in the bathroom and he says my pupils look cloudy - can this happen overnight?
It would be very unusual for your pupils to turn cloudy overnight without any other symptoms. Cloudy pupils make me think of cataracts, uveitis, retina problems.....all of which (except cataracts) would have other symptoms
thats what i thought. I have been experiencing hot flushes which I think is the start maybe of the menopause would this affect my eyes
Menopause would definitely affect your tear film and could cause the blurryness....
Here is some information about things you can try at home:
When it comes to allergies it is almost impossible to pin down the offending agent(s) and, therefore, treatment needs to focus on controlling the symptoms. Dry eyes are very common and can be improved by a stepwise series of therapies. First, the use of natural tears 4-6+ times/day to augment your natural tear production, if this doesn’t work then you can try temporary punctal occlusion of the lower puncta, then, if needed, temporary occlusion of all 4 puncta then, if indicated, surgical ( non-reversible) closure of the puncta. The openings to your tear drainage system are called puncta and you have one opening on each lid, near your nose.
Blepharitis is a condition where glands in the eyelids are not functioning normally. They become plugged and instead of putting out their normal clear, oily secretions, they put out thick, toothpaste like gunk. You may not be able to see this “gunk” yourself, unless it is really bad, but it shows up clearly on slit lamp examination.
The best treatment for this condition daily lid scrubs combined with warm compresses. I like to use baby shampoo for lid scrubs. In the shower, place the shampoo on your index fingers, close your eyes, raise your eyebrows (to stretch the skin on your eyelids) and scrub back and forth along your eyelashes for 3 to 5 minutes. The hot water in the shower helps to soften the plugged oils in the glands while the mechanical scrubbing with your soapy fingers removes the oils.
Baby shampoo lid scrubs will also help to wash away allergens and stimulate tear production, thereby addressing all three of your issues. Remember, this is not an instant fix. While you are waiting for the lid scrubs to have affect you can use over the counter allergy pills such as Travist, dimetapp or Zyrtec.
Should your symptoms get worse, your vision become significantly affected or things just not get better in 3 weeks or so you should have a complete eye examination by your local ophthalmologist to look for other, less common, causes of your symptoms.
You can continue to wear your contacts but I'd use some wetting drops (natural tears etc) during the day.
Does this make sense to you?
I think that what your husband is seeing in your pupils is just a reflection off your cornea and not a sign of any serious pathology. Of course a visit to the ophthalmologist (MD) would confirm this.
yes it does and i will try this. He wanted to look but of course he is no Optician! I feel better in that it is not serious albeit just a little strange and sudden. I will still go to see my Optician on Monday for a full check up. Does something like this stay for quite a while or is it hard to say?
If it is blepharitis etc as I discussed above, along with possible decreased tear film from your peri-menopause, it may persist but with simple treatments you should have no problems at all.
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