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what happens to your eyes if you are in the dark for a long period of time and then exposed to light

A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Nothing dangerous: Eyes adapt to both light and dark fairly easily. In the dark, the pupils dilate to allow in whatever light there might be, and the retina's dark-seein ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dan Fisher
26 years experience Internal Medicine
Orthostasis.: Sounds like your blood pressure temporarily drops when you rise. This is called orthostasis and has a variety of causes but is generally due to low c ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Wait: Dilating drops wear off.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Soheila Rostami
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Most likely no: As far as strabismus causes crossing your eyes is not one of the causes of this problem. There are neurological, traumatic, congenital and many other ... Read More
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A 69-year-old female asked:
Dr. Oscar Novick
57 years experience Pediatrics
Twitching eye: You may have developed a tic, an allergy or possible foreign body. Consult your eye doctor.
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Randy Baker
39 years experience Holistic Medicine
NO: Eye floaters are extremely common- as people get older they become more and more common. They are usually benign and not a sign of impending blindness ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Dahl
54 years experience Ophthalmology
No: But there are better things to do with your time.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kneece
Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
See someone today: There can many issues that cause this.Need to see someone soon.Do not take any chances with your eyesight.Can be something simple such as allergies or ... Read More
A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. Hans Crumpler
24 years experience Urgent Care
Get evaluated: Some dizziness can be brought on by discoordination at the ear/eye/balance centers of the body and can respond to some simple forms of treatment such ... Read More
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
That depends...: If you are wearing old glasses and haven't had your prescription updated, you may be straining and squinting. This can over a period of years give th ... Read More
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