Hello Doctors and fellow community members . This will be a long post so kindly stay patient while I highlight my case. So I have been highly myopic since childhood but stable vision . Since 2000 , I have mostly worn contact lenses my contact lense power was stable for last 15 years at -7.5 (R) and -9.5 (L toric lens with . 75 astigmatism). This was until 2020 when suddenly things started to change. At 42 in Sep 2020 , I had.a PVD in my left eye and got a large Weiss ring floater , obviously it was hard to adjust but I eventually decided not to do anything as my retinal doctor told me to not do anything. I also have lattice degeneration so the risks are higher for any FOV and YAG laser. During the PVD I developed two small tears that were fixed by laser . This was 2020 December. I felt I finally got over the worst but things started to get worse for my other eye (right) in Apr 2021. The right eye has always been my stronger eye and I stared to see ghosting and blurred images specially during day time. Coincidentally the worsening of ghosting coincided with my covid vaccine but I don't know if it's any way related.My opto asked me to take omega tablets and OTC drops to help with the dry eyes she observed however ever since the ghosting continues to get worse. My contact lens prescription also changed for the right eye to -8.0 from -7.5 which had stayed stable all this while. Also, as per the prescription I also have developed -0.5 astigmatism in that eye that is too small as per my opto to correc using contacts. Result is I see multiple images of green traffic light when I drive , sign boards are blurred and quality of life continues to drop. I play tennis at a high level and see 3 images of the tennis ball. Now the left eye prescription also changed after the pvd and my astigmatism reduced but the spehwrical power went to -11. It also has small uncorrected astigmatism as toric lenses don't come greater than -10.0. In summary I wear spherical contacts with no correction for small astigmatism. However that small astigmatism is causing havoc in my life or maybe it's dry eyes. I don't get irritatwd or red eyes due to dryness but it could be the year film evaporating quickly. Either way the ghosting is severe and persistent. At night I see the sign boards clearer but have halos from lights and traffic light still have triangular images. So basically 1 green light appears as 3 lights in traingular shape.
I am going to see a scleral lens specialist as out of box rpg lenses have not helped and were painful to adjust. My 1 year old glasses have severe ghosting too even though I am not sure the prescription on them are outdated. With my prescription and my intense tennis I never got used to wearing glasses . I do wear them to avoid contact lens overuse and plan to get a new pair.
I would love to get thoughts from the great doctora on this forum and any pointers that may help. Thank you for staying and reading my post . God bless you all .