I am a 28 year old male. Last week I viewed the sunset for about 10-15 mins at a time, for about 3-4 days (during sunset times, the last 20-40 mins of sun). For some strange reason, I let myself stare directly at the sun during some of these occasions.
A few days ago I noticed a sudden change in my color vision, this was especially evident in Traffic lights. Most red traffic lights now look pink or magenta, also, green lights look aqua blue. I am also noticing fatigue and sensitivity to light. Some blurry vision at night etc. The strange thing is that this color change is almost only apparent with lights or colors on computer monitors.
What could this be? Solar Retinopathy?
Any help would be greatly apprecitaed, I would also really appreciate some advise on what to do for the immediate time, i.e. rest, avoid light, avoid computers, etc.
Yes it could be solar retinopathy. Use the search feature and archives. We have had several discussions on this within the past 60 days. You will not hurt your eyes by reading, light, uring computers now. There are other possible causes. You need to make an appointment to see an opht;halmologist Eye MD. Have your family MD refer you or if you live in the USA find one at www.geteyesmart.org
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