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The patient also reports seeing rainbow colored halos around lights. These symptoms began 2 hours ago without any inciting event. The patient was watching television when the symptoms began. There is no history of trauma, flashing lights, curtains, metamorphopsia or diplopia.

Past Ocular History:
Mild myopia
No surgeries, laser, injection or other treatment

Past Medical History:
Degenerative disc disease (low back)

Surgical History:

Past Family Ocular History:
Father: Chronic primary angle closure glaucoma
No history of macular degeneration, retinal detachment, blindness, or autoimmune disorders

Social History:
30 pack year smoking history
Drinks alcohol on occasion
No illicit drug use

Daily Multivitamin
Vicodin prn (uses it about 1 day/month when back pain worsens)

Allergies: NKDA

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