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what causses starbursts in night vision

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what causses starbursts in night vision
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.

Dr. Rick :

Hi. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.

Dr. Rick :

can you tell me more what you mean by starbursts? When you see them the most? Do you notice them at night when driving?

Customer:

lights appear to glow at night

Dr. Rick :

do you mean with a halo around them? Is this in both eyes?

Customer:

yes in botth eyes

Dr. Rick :

Well, there are a number of things that can cause this issue. It could be dry eyes/tearfilm problems, need for new glasses Rx, or even cataracts.

Dr. Rick :

Have you ever had eye surgery, such as RK, in the past?

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