Eye Health

Posted by: | 2020/02/13


Starburst in both eyes

Hi, 1.5 years ago I was at my ophthalmologist at normal control (I wear glasses, I go to control every 5 years). She did the tests (letter reading and that test when I put my chin on some device and she look my eyes through that device), everything was fine. My diopter got a little higher, I bought new glasses for that. Around that time I had some small trouble sometimes with eye tiredness and sometimes when looking object with a lot of small detail I need some 1second time for my focus to sharpen image. I didn't mention this to ophthalmologist. With time that problem begin to bother me more, reading some forum and googing I realized that I also in car light can see starburst (light is brighter and around light centre there are many lines). I think my problem is caused by computer vision syndrome, I spend a lot of time on computers, tablet, mobile phones ( especially at night when mobile phone is only source of light), usually 8 hours at work and then continue that at home. Example for those who don't know what is starburst: Are my symptoms that I have dangerous (eye tiredness - sometimes, problem with focus on object with a lot of small details - sometimes, starburst)? I have ophthalmologist meeting for 6 months. Sorry for long question :)

Expert's Reply


- 2020/02/25

Hi there

If you have no new sudden symptoms and your vision is stable and hasn’t sudden decreases then it’s unlikely you have anything to worry about. 

Best wishes 

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