Okay, so I am just wondering if my symptoms are being caused by Keratoconus or Astigmatism. I know you can’t really diagnose KC on here but thought I’d ask.
So for the past month or so I’ve noticed many vision changes that I don’t remember having or at least never noticed. For one, the main one I’ve noticed is that white backgrounds really mess with my eyes in the sense that I always see streaks from the light source usually coming from the bottom of the TV or phone as well. I put it down to Astigmatism, but the only thing that has me worried about it possibly being KC is the fact that I have other symptoms.
The other symptoms I have are streaking and starbursts around headlights and streetlights and they are more noticeable during the night time but I can even see the streaks in the daytime from headlights when I blink.
The concerning part is that I can see the starbursts and streaking very much even when I wear my prescription glasses.
The last time I had my eye exam I was told I have nearsightedness with -1.50 in my right eye and -1.25 in my left.
The streaking of lights is most noticeable when I blink and can sometimes be annoying.
Finally, the most worrying part is that I heard KC can result from rubbing your eyes and that is something I never knew about. I’m 22 years old and can surely say I tend to rub my eyes quite a bit and sometimes do it now because sometimes it feels like I have a hair or something stuck in my eye, sometimes it alternates which eye though. It’s a weird sensation.
Anyways with all the symptoms I’m experiencing such as starbursts becoming more obtrusive even when I wear my prescription glasses. Streaking of lights seeming to be longer then before, and seeing trails from white backgrounds or what I like to call light beams extending from the light source, would all these things be indicative of Keratoconus or Astigmatism and what are the most noticeable signs?
One final comment is that I’ve heard ghosting can be a sign of it but I don’t I noticed ghosting of text at all even without my glasses and without my glasses I can see about 3-4 feet way really good and with correction I can see close to 20/20.