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Seeing lines under LIGHTS DUE TO EYE LASHES WHILE Blinking

Sir, Iam having headaches and seeing straight lines under lights while Blinking and ...after observation I found them due to eye lashes...Sir recently i had consulted doctor, he increased my power and also diagnosed mild dry eyes and inflammation...he gave artificial tears and another one for inflammation...My eyes gone little bit inside(sunk)...It has been week since I changed glasses nd using drops...nothing changed...what was reason for straight lines under lights...
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Eye lashes would be a very uncommon causes. If it were your eyelashes, you see the line, you retract your lower lid and it goes away, and you have long eyelashes then carefully trim them. I suspect that not the cause. This has been discussed many times here. There are many causes. If it was dry eyes then the line should go away after a blink or when you put in artificial tears.  I cannot tell you the cause since so many: needing glasses, improper glasses, cornea problems including regular or irregular astimatism, lens problems macula problems. I cannot offer any further insights.
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I have the same problem, I had IntraLasik eye surgery  6 weeks ago and after 2-3 weeks I started to see very annoying light streaks from light sources when blinking. It is especially terrible when driving at night, but I also can see them from TV or from a daytime window. The streaks disappear when I open my eyes, but every blink is terrible. Sometimes I use artifical tears and I tried many kind of tears but they just make it worse for a while and doesn't help. On the 1 month controll test my doctor said that everything is okay with my eyes, but I'm sure something is wrong because I never saw these light streaks before my surgery and I didn't notice them for 2-3 weeks after the surgery, which makes it more inexplicable. Maybe it is my eyelids because when I lift them, the streaks dissappear, but how eyelids can be related to the surgery? I hope that I will find the solution, but I read lots of people here who have this problem and none of them found it. What kind of tests or measurements could be beneficial to find the problem?
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Duraityt did you have any laser treatment on your eyes sometime in the past?
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Following lasik or corneal surgery is extremely common.  The first post said it was due to eyelashes and I said that is highly unlikely and would be cured by trimming lashes carefully.
I didn't undergone any surgery ...iam using glasses...iam having above symptoms over a week ....same as like you.....this started when I strained my eyes heavily by seeing with one eye at a time to know whether my both eyes prescriction is good or not.....after that I went to doctor he gave increased power again I strained by looking one at a time to know whether my prescription is good on both eyes or not......in mean time I used smartphone heavily....these things made my eyes very tired and painful....Doctor diagnosed and seemed good nd clear....except dry eyes and  mild inflammation....he also gave me omegs3 tablets , artificial tears, drops for inflammation....for 20 days asked me to visit after 20 days.....iam looking forward to it........
But I confirmed eyelashes are not the only problem....my eyes got sunk and my eyelids dropped a little......and may be another reason also......
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I also looking forward my next visit, I'll write if they find something beneficial, please do the same.

I still don't know what it can be, maybe scars on my cornea. Interesting that if my eyes are dry in the morning, the streaks are almost disappear, but after some blink or tear they come back.
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Today I had visited Doctor again....He examined me thoroughly and found nothing  serious......He said "it will recover in upcoming days on its own".....He gave me eye drops"OPTIVE" artificial tears....and told me to use for One Month....
Not much more I can add.
Doctor said my eyes are perfectly alright but said something about vitreous gel....he said it liquified from solid state or something....iam 22 years old ...Is this common ???  Are these light streaks and bright glare are due to that ???
Doctor said my eyes are perfectly alright but said something about vitreous gel....he said it liquified from solid state or something....iam 22 years old ...Is this common ???  Are these light streaks and bright glare are due to that ???
At your age about 1 one 5 people have some liquification (syneresis) of the vitreous.  That might cause some light streaks if it the vitreous shifts (PVD) but should not cause glare.
How many days it will last ? Will it become normal if everything is fine ??
I have gone as far as I can go in a format like this. I can't examine your eyes, tell you what is going to happen or at this point impart any further information. I'm signing off.  Best of luck.
Thanks a lot for ur valuable time.....greatful for ur work....
Thanks a lot for ur valuable time.....greatful for ur work....
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Today I visited the doctor again, she said that the light streaks are probavly because of eye surface irregularities because I had my surgery only 2 months ago, and that we should wait 4 more months and it may get better. The doctor also told me to use eye drops often to make these surface disorders better, but when I use eye drops, the streaks only getting worse for 1-2 mintues, and they get a bit better if my eyes are dry. In the last few days, I also noticed some floaters when I move my eyes in a bright place. The doctor gave me a special eye drop to make my pupil bigger and examined my eyes, she was able to see two small floaters, she said it's not due to the surgery, I'm just getting old, but I'm only 21! I affraid that something is wrong and there will be more and worse floaters but the doctor said my retina is okay. It can be related to the surgery or the light streaks? The streaks were worse when my pupils were enlarged. What do you think Doctor?
Floaters are a normal part of aging. They are more common in young myopes like yourself.  At age 20 about one in five people have floaters. The light streaks are likely due to the irregular shape of your cornea and are common after LASIK type surgery. It may take 4-6 months for the cornea to stabilize.
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