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red vision

Yesterday I spent a couple hours outside under a covered patio. When I went back inside everything looked red, or its complement green, and 24 hours later there is still a small amount of the red.
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177275 tn?1511755244
Your profile says you are 81. If you have had cataract surgery and especially if there was snow on the ground you may have "pink vision".  This use to be very common when people had cataract surgery and no IOL put in the eye. It basically comes from overstimulation of the macula from light.  Newer IOLs have UV blocking properties and it is rare now. It can also occur in the face of macular pathology such as macular edema or macular degeneration. In any case you should see an ophthalmologist for an evaluation and ideally it should include a macular OCT.  JCH MD
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Thank you so much. My cataract surgery was 40 years ago and I do have macular degeneration.Having this information makes it less worrisome.I see my eye doctor next week.
177275 tn?1511755244
Some things that help. Hat with brim, bright light or glare sunglasses. UV blocker on lens, maybe transition type glasses that darken and lighten with ambient light. Be sure you've read the papers on slowing down macular degeneration that are on my home page under posts/blogs. VIP is a good vitamin every day and 2  Preservision AREDS 2 supplements.
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