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Hello, new here. I had started seeing some floaters and went to my Eye Doctor. He was concerned about Retinal Detachment, and decided to dilate my eyes with special drops and check them. This was the first time I had ever had my eyes dilated. The Doc said my eyes and vision were fine, and the floaters were nothing to worry about. However, following the test, I experienced horrible and strange vision symptoms for hours afterwards (blurry vision and extreme sensitivity to light, mainly). I wasn't really aware that you should avoid light and such after such an exam, and really wasn't probably as careful as I should've been. I exposed my eyes to plenty of light, tried to watch TV, etc., which only made them feel worse.
The day after, these symptoms had gone away, only to be replaced with something much worse. It's difficult to describe, but when looking at bright lights or images, or even just something "busy" (like a grocery isle with lots of different food items) my eyes will start to "ache", I guess? It's a strange sensation that is hard to describe, not pain exactly, but similar to it. They will ache more and more, and it will also become difficult to focus on whatever I'm looking at, and I will also start to feel dizzy a bit. This feeling continues until I look away from whatever is causing my eyes distress.
It has been like this for almost two weeks now, and has not really gotten better. I can't watch TV for long, and have to wear sunglasses when going outside. I'm not sure where to turn for this. Can't find much Online, and I'm terrified to go back to the Eye Doctor, because I fear he will want to do more tests which could make it even worse. Has anyone here experienced anything like this? Could I have severely strained or maybe even damaged my eyes because I wasn't careful enough after the eye exam? Any info or advice would greatly appreciated, please help me. 😦
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