question-icon

Suggest remedy for eye floaters

default
Posted on Thu, 3 Dec 2015
Question: I have welded, not very often, during the last few months. I wore UV sunglasses under green
welder's sunglasses, underneath my autodarkening helmet. One time, I saw a few mild green
spots after welding but these went away. Now, after driving all day for a couple days in a
row, with my transition lenses, I see annoying halo of flashing red light around details or words in
my reading, in my center of vision all the time. What is this? Will it go away over time?
doctor
Answered by Dr. N. K. Misra (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
investigation needed

Detailed Answer:
My dear,
Thanks for sending your query to us.
Welding with UV emission leads to surface epithelial defects.The red or coloured halos you are seeing are independent of your welding activities.
We have to keep you under watch and rule out glaucoma. If you have not had detailed eye check up recently then this is the time this is the time to have eye checkup to rule out early glaucoma.Hopefully you will be fine so that will be a baseline for future checkup.Even if your complaints do not piont to glaucoma but we have to keep our level of suspecion high.
Any further query in this regard please do get back to us.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Raju A.T
doctor
default
Follow up: Dr. N. K. Misra (3 days later)
My eye doctor scanned my eyes, tested my visual acuity. All results were normal. No eye damage. He asked if I get migraine headaches. Yes, I do. He wonders if this is migraine related? Now, a few days later, I notice the red light has gone down by maybe 50%?
doctor
Answered by Dr. N. K. Misra (8 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Recovery

Detailed Answer:
My dear,
Thanks for getting back to us.
Since you have had a complete eye examination and the doctor did not find anything significant and also you are improving,there does not seem to be any cause of worry.It will be advisable to have a look at your " Amsler chart test" which you can download from internet also.
It will be good to continue with a healthy lifestyle,eat a balanced diet,supplement with anti oxidents,rest and exercise will be welcome.
Any further query in this regard,please do get back to us.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
doctor
Answered by
Dr.
Dr. N. K. Misra

Ophthalmologist

Practicing since :1977

Answered : 1281 Questions

premium_optimized

The User accepted the expert's answer

Share on
Suggest remedy for eye floaters

Brief Answer: investigation needed Detailed Answer: My dear, Thanks for sending your query to us. Welding with UV emission leads to surface epithelial defects.The red or coloured halos you are seeing are independent of your welding activities. We have to keep you under watch and rule out glaucoma. If you have not had detailed eye check up recently then this is the time this is the time to have eye checkup to rule out early glaucoma.Hopefully you will be fine so that will be a baseline for future checkup.Even if your complaints do not piont to glaucoma but we have to keep our level of suspecion high. Any further query in this regard please do get back to us.