Agree with above. Make sure an ophthalmologist can see you to rule out keratitis, glaucoma, cataract, retinal tear or detachment or vitreous detachment. After a thorough exam, I think you will be feeling much better - because it is the worrying that is the biggest problem.
Have you had a retina exam?
The vast majority of floaters are harmless, but you should still have a dialated exam by an Opthalmologist, just to rule anything out.
As for the hazyness, have you ever had the pressure in your eyes checked? I was born with glaucoma and halos, starbursts, haze around lights are one of the symptoms of high intraocular pressure (IOP). So have the Opth. take a look at that as well.
I have lazy eye, so i have had my eyes checked at least once a year since the age of 2. Pressure is fine, i have seen an optamologist 3 times in the past 8 months and they were all different people and said there is nothing wrong with my eyes. Im taking thyroid medication right now. just started a few days ago, for hypothyroidism. my dr, is monitoring the levels closley and hopefully if that is the problem it will start subsiding around 4 weeks into the treatment. That is the only thing that has come back abnormal in all the tests that i have had done. If anyone thinks of anything else please let me know. thank you for your input!
i ment optomatrist not opthamologist :)
i am having the exact same symptoms, and also turning 23 next month. was wondering if you have had any changes with the medication?
I have similar experiece (glare/ haze / flashes). Mine turned out to be related to my turned eye. I had it fixed a few years ago, but it's now turned back in a worse postion (inward, but also upward). You may want to ask if your eye has moved to a worse position.
Hi, thank you guys for your responces. I haven't had any change with the medication. I wish there were some good news, but nothing has changed, if anything its gotten slightly worse. I am going to an opthamologist wednesday, so we'll see what they say. i haven't heard anything about the eye turning causing these symptoms, but maybe that is something the dr on wed can tell me about. when i find out i'll let you guys know!
thanks again, vicki