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There has been much debate on the origin of the 'glare' problem in this thread. I am unsurprised that the contact lenses do not provide you any relief. Like Methyun, I feel it is extremely unlikely that defects of the cornea are causing these problems.
However, like you, I am coming around more and more to the idea that floaters are indeed the cause of, if anything, the glare.
I just read an article by Dr Mura et. al. wherein floaters are linked to a phenomenon called 'straylight'. I quote from the article:
"Retinal straylight is caused by light scattering in the eye's optical media. It leads to visual complaints such as glare while driving at night, facial recognition problems, hazy vision, color and contrast loss."
According to the article, people who suffer from floaters also suffer from the straylight effect. The worse the floaters are (they are worse when a patient has had natural PVD), the worse this straylight effect becomes.
The article concludes that vitrectomy remedies the straylight effect:
"Our results show that straylight values decreased significantly following vitrectomy. The straylight value of most eyes returned to the normal range (…) We believe that in carefully selected individuals, vitrectomy may be effective in decreasing glare."
Surgery for floaters.
Marco Mura, Leonore A Engelbrecht, Marc D de Smet, Thekla G Papadaki, Tom J van den Berg, H Stevie Tan
Ophthalmology 09/2011; 118(9):1894-1894.e1
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JimABassPlayer wrote:As I've posted elsewhere, I never had (or never noticed) BFEP prior to FOV. Once I had cataract removal, it became slightly more pronounced, but was still not intrusive. Three to four months ago it suddenly increased in my right eye (14 months post FOV; 8 months post cataract removal), and now is the same in my left eye (6 months post FOV; immediately following cataract removal).
It's gone from being something I had to "look for" following the FOV, to something which is now extremely intrusive, practically everywhere outdoors (even on overcast days while wearing sunglasses), and even on many surfaces indoors (especially TV, lampshades, computer screen, etc.). It's a nightmare in the snow.
No one knows why it's become worse, much less how (if at all) to fix it. It's horrible.
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