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A 40-year-old member asked:

I was laying down and stood up quick and my vision in one eye got dark. why does that happen/?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Worrisome: When standing quickly, the blood pressure can temporarily drop causing dizziness and blurred or dark vision. The visual changes should occur in both eyes. If the vision is changing in only one eye, then I would be concerned about a circulation problem with that eye. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation.

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A 35-year-old member asked:

Is it normal to get darker vision in one eye?

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Dr. Richard Hector
Ophthalmology 9 years experience
No: You may have an early cataract of problems with your optic nerve, bleeding inside your eye, etc you need to seek medical attention.

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Last updated Jul 30, 2014

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