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How old are you?
Is this with and without your glasses?
Do you see this rainbow around headlights or other point light sources?
Do you have difficulty with glare?
Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?
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Well, it could be caused by a lot of different issues....anything from dry eyes, allergies, blepharitis, inflammation inside your eye (you would have other symptoms), glaucoma, cataracts, macular disease....
Some of these are no big deal.
Yes. I am typing....
some of them could be serious.
Without out examining you there is no way to sort them all out.
That being said, the less severe end of the differential diagnosis list is more than likely what is going on...
So. What is the take home message?
I suggest you see an ophthalmologist (Eye MD) for a complete eye exam. I could give you some home treatments for things like dry eyes or blepharitis but, to tell the truth, I believe you would be better served to see an eye MD.
Make sense to you?
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Dr. Rick MD FACS
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Still here :) just finishing up afternoon clinic....
You may have a corneal ulcer.
I'd try to see an eye doctor today, even if you have to see an optometrist (OD) in the mall.
Better safe than sorry.
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Hi...sorry, I am on call and had to go see a patient in the ER and ended up going to the operating room....
Yes, a corneal ulcer would be an emergency. Unfortunately, most ER doctors are not really trained to treat or diagnose them...
Since it is so late in the UK you could just be seen first thing in the morning. I'd not want you to wait until 2 pm....
Does this make sense to you?