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Seeing beams of light stretching from car head light and street light.
Have this problem for around 2 weeks, now. Every time I look at street light or car light there is few long beams of light stretching down.  And in the dark when I look at the monitor there is like a reflection or shadow below it. Once I open my eyes more, the beam and the shadow is almost completely gone. Is this serious?? Went to the optometrist she say I'm nearsighted but and getting glasses next week. Could this be a prescription problem. Thanks
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Yes, probably with some astigmatism.

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My myopia is not very high and why did I notice this the next evening I wake up. It's strange, could it be something more serious?? I only not see few beams of light straight down but also short ones to the side. Once I open my eyes more little, its almost completely gone.
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Just got the glasses but no improvement. Still see long beams stretching from light and reflection. The beams and reflection of light is gone when I open my eyes little wider. I'm so scared of this condition.  Could this be something serious like Corneal Dystrophy??
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Same problem double above the original and goes away with eyes wide open and sometimes with blink. Long rays from light especially long ones that stretch down from light source. Any improvements??? Depressed about this
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My problem started 3 years ago! Started seeing floaters then halos and now starburst! Now when I look at light and blink the light sends beams rite at my eyes?! Don't really know what's goin on? No headaches or anything so I think it's my eyes and nothing serious beyond that but input would put me at ease or.......
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This happens to me too! For the past 2 and a half months I am unable to drive at night. The lights just get longer and when I open my eyes they turn into normal lights. This is incredibly depressing...
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Hi,

My girlfriend has been experiencing the same issues for about 2 months. We went to several MDs, but no diagnosis or proposed treatment so far.

Have you found a solution/cause of your problem?    

I'm looking forward for any replies!

Thank you!
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I got it too.... I have it almost 2 years. I was trying to forget about this problem with streaks, beams from light sources (especially from TV, car lights), becouse doctors couldn't help me ( all was ok...), but it's impossible to forget. It is hard to live with that. So... maybe someone found a solution ??? All was started when i was getting floaters.
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These are the possibilities:  refractive error such as myopia, astigmatism or farsighted; improper correction of these with glasses or contact; corneal disease especially irregular astigmatism or corneal loss of clarity; cataract formation, macular disease.

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Thx for answer Doctor. I have myopia, it's -5,5 on right eye and -6 on left eye, and i have little astigmatism, but it's 0,25 or 0,5.  Can you explain why when i am opening my eyes wide, i can eliminate this strikes and beams, but when i am blinking it's longer. This strikes,beams seems looks this https://imageshack.com/i/p5ZXlab1j
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It looks like Keratoconus symptoms, but doctor examined me and he said i dont have this. Can Vitreous cause it ???Hope you can understand me, my English is not perfect ;].
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Your description strongly suggests a corneal cause.  Be sure you have had a corneal topography test. JCH MD
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strikes:
https://imageshack.com/i/p8qvtxrnp
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i had topography. All was ok. I was examined by Pentacam machine.
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streaking like you draw is typical of cataract however it would not go away with blinking. Vitreous and macula would not go away with blinking. The two things that blinking does  1. wet the cornea  so moderate or severe dry eyes might cause this but instilling artifical tears at night should elminiate.  2. blinking changes the shape of the cornea somewhat especially a forced blink. If you see it with your new best glasses on then the most likely cause would be some residual astigmatism or a small amount of irregular astigmatism. At night their is a myopic shift so that the glasses RX is somewhat different at night than during the day. Some of this is due to pupil size. If it is terribly disconcerting you might see if wearing contact lens eliminates it.  It's not likely a serious problem given the work up you've had.  JCH MD
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I have been wondering why this happens to me for over a year now! Thank you, thank you for answering this question; I totally understand. You rock!
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Happy to help. Happy Thanksgiving. JCH MD
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I have the exact same problem but it doesn't go away with blinking. It goes away when I open my eyes wide, which I made me think it's my eyelashes. But I have had the same amount of eyelashes and I didn't have these problems before
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I have the exact same problem but it doesn't go away with blinking. It goes away when I open my eyes wide, which I made me think it's my eyelashes. But I have had the same amount of eyelashes and I didn't have these problems before
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