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I've been having darkness/flashing in lower outside corner of left eye for a month. Normal retinal exam. Optometrist today told me it was because my eyes were very dry and inflamed. Possible?

I've been having darkness/flashing in lower outside corner of left eye for a month. Normal retinal exam. Optometrist today told me it was because my eyes were very dry and inflamed. Possible?

More likely PVD: Flashing in the peripheral (outside part) of vision is not likely due to dry eyes. I would be concerned about retinal and vitreous changes, specifically an evolving posterior vitreous detachment (PVD) although you are quite young for this. That is the most common reason for flashes, and often a prominent floater results. I would seek consultation from an ophthalmologist (md) if it persists. ...Read more

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Bacterial sinus infection, 7 days augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 3 days zpak Symptoms are better some mild pain with darkness in the corners of my eyes Is this a normal?

Bacterial sinus infection, 7 days augmentin, (amoxicillin and clavulanate) 3 days zpak Symptoms are better some mild pain with darkness in the corners of my eyes Is this a normal?

Yes: Sinus infections are a global malfunction of your sinuses. Antibiotics only help nock down the inflammatory process of bacterial overgrowth. Because you smoke 1-2 packs per day, your sinuses already are dysfunctional. Therefore, you will take longer to recover than a non-smoker. ...Read more

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CT Scan, MRI (extensive left mastoiditis) ears ok. Headache w/ darkness (corner of eyes). Bacterial infection in June. ENT on Fri. Allergy/recovery?

CT Scan, MRI (extensive left mastoiditis) ears ok. Headache w/ darkness (corner of eyes). Bacterial infection in June. ENT on Fri. Allergy/recovery?

Head ache: "Mastoiditis" is over read on MRI by radiologist. If CT is ok with no bone erosion or complete Opacification then easily treated with meds. It may be unrelated to your HA. If you have no nasal or sinus congestion or middle ear fluid then you don't have clinically significant mastoiditis. You've been on abc and antihistamine already. You will at least get a good head $ neck exam from ENT. ...Read more

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What to eat to get rid off darkness around the eyes?

What to eat to get rid off darkness around the eyes?

Find the cause: Some of it can be genetic, if the darkness is under the eyes, it can be from anemia, fatigue or nasal allergies, you need to have it checked and remedied. ...Read more

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For what length of time can you stay in utter darkness before you suffer eye damage?

For what length of time can you stay in utter darkness before you suffer eye damage?

Forever: As a young child, your eyes needed stimulus to develop properly for you to see. As an adult, the lack of stimulus in the dark will not harm your eyes. ...Read more

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Does applying a warm rag help with darkness around the eyes? Or would a good night's sleep make it disappear better?

Does applying a warm rag help with darkness around the eyes? Or would a good night's sleep make it disappear better?

Eye Strain: Are you reading too much? Are you not sleeping well. Cool rag can feel refreshing for the eyes if you are working long hours in the computer or reading long hours. Sleep 6-8 hours a day, is helpful not just for the eyes, but for the whole body. ...Read more

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Can an inferior scleral show be fixed surgically/who should I go see for that? Same thing for under eyes puffiness/darkness. Who should I go see?

Can an inferior scleral show be fixed surgically/who should I go see for that? Same thing for under eyes puffiness/darkness. Who should I go see?

Yes: It can be fixed. Usually due to aging and lower lid laxity from lateral canthal tendon dehiscence. Thyroid eye disease can also cause lid retraction with scleral show. The best person to correct this would be a fellowship trained oculoplastic surgeon ...Read more

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Can darkness be harmful to the eyes after awhile like in alaska?

Can darkness be harmful to the eyes after awhile like in alaska?

No harm: Low light activates the keenest amount of light receptivity of the eye which can in the right circumstances detect one photon alone. But there is no harm in this. You could live in a cave with no light for years and your eyes would stay healthy. ...Read more

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What can cause puffiness and darkness around the eyes when you're tired?

What can cause puffiness and darkness around the eyes when you're tired?

Bags under eyes: Dark bags under eyes are often due to: fluid from thin blood vessels under eyes. This can be due to genetics (got it from mom or dad), excess rubbing (shiners), allergies, excess salt; be sure kidney function is normal. Cold ice packs might help decrease bags by constricting blood vessels. See an eyemd if no improvement. Some patients need to have excess skin removed. Eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com. ...Read more

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What to do if I see images in darkness, on walls, etc. Even if I close my eyes I still see images and stuff, am I going insane?

What to do if I see images in darkness, on walls, etc. Even if I close my eyes I still see images and stuff, am I going insane?

No: But those are signs of delirium. That indicates that something is adversely effecting your brain. It is a medical emergency and you should go to the er now to find the. Cause and get treated. Have someone take you or go by 911. Good luck. ...Read more

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In the morning specially I feel like fainting and lightheadedness n darkness in front of my eyes what is this? My BP is usually low around 60

In the morning specially I feel like fainting and lightheadedness n darkness in front of my eyes what is this? My BP is usually low around 60

Hydration: Most people who are not taking meds for high blood pressure and feel like you do, improve by increase non-coffinated fluids and salt intake (pickles, pretzels, ext). ...Read more

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Easiest way to get rid of darkness under eyes?

Easiest way to get rid of darkness under eyes?

Liver issues: Dark circles is due to issues with liver - try nac 1200mg twice daily for 3 weeks. After that taper slowly and stop. Locally apply vitamin k cream twice daily. ...Read more

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What can cause my left eye to not adjust to darkness properly?

What can cause my left eye to not adjust to darkness properly?

Dark adaptation: Issues with dark adaptation may be a sign of retinal, optic nerve, or cataract issues. See an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I have eye light flashes only appear in darkness at night, the are thousands, what should I do?

I have eye light flashes only appear in darkness at night, the are thousands, what should I do?

Get evaluated: There are retinal degenerations in which such flashes occur in the way you describe and you should have an ophthalmologist check you out - particularly a retinal specialist. By the way do you have difficulty seeing at night and some issues with color vision? ...Read more

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What are the best ways to get rid of the darkness under the eyes (dark circles), or at least reduce them the most?

Depends: It depends on the cause. At your age, do you get enough sleep, do you have allergies or chronic stuffieness (did you ever break your nose?), do you get headaches? Some people just have darker skin there. If you have symptoms you need to treat the underlying cause. ...Read more

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I'm 20y/o. I have tired looking eyes. Could be genetics, I've been told. However, I have darkness under my eyes and puffyness. How can I fix it all?

I'm 20y/o. I have tired looking eyes. Could be genetics, I've been told. However, I have darkness under my eyes and puffyness. How can I fix it all?

Allergic shiners: The dark circles under your eyes are known as allergic shiners, brought about by stagnated blood shimmering through your fine skin. Make an appointment with an allergist to find out what you might be allergic to. ...Read more

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Reading in darkness with a mini flashlight can it damage your eyes?

Reading in darkness with a mini flashlight can it damage your eyes?

Strain but no harm: Contrary to popular belief, reading in dim light does not do any long-term damage to the eye itself or weaken the eyesight. For the short-term, however, it can cause some eyestrain, which is just fatigue in the muscles of the eyes. If your eyes feel sore or your vision is less crisp than usual, it is time to close your eyes and rest them (and maybe dream about that great novel you're reading!). ...Read more

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How long is it supposed to it take for the eyes to adapt to darkness?

Quick and slow: There is a neurological adaptation which takes less than 2 minutes and will get you by in most circumstances. There is a chemical adaptation which can take 20 minutes which gets you to the most sensitive level. All this assumes you have no problems with normal dark adaptation. ...Read more

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Sudden darkness infront of my eyes for a few seconds and then it becomes fine. Why is it so?

Sudden darkness infront of my eyes for a few seconds and then it becomes fine. Why is it so?

Warning of stroke: Although you are very young, you have described what could be a warning sign of a stroke. See " amaurosis fugax".
Go c ur doctor. ...Read more

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I looked at an ipad on full brightness in total darkness and my eyes have burned for weeks. What can I do?

I looked at an ipad on full brightness in total darkness and my eyes have burned for weeks. What can I do?

Eye irritation: Computer use and prolonged reading is associated with a reduced blink rate. When you blink, your natural tears lubricate your cornea and conjunctiva (the clear dome over your eye and the "skin" on the eyeball). When conjunctiva is less lubricated it can become inflamed-thus a red eye. Use some lubricating eye drops prior to and during these gaming stints. ...Read more

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Does hydrocephalus cause spots or darkness on your eye pupil?

Does hydrocephalus cause spots or darkness on your eye pupil?

Hydrocephalus: Discoloration of the eye pupil does not typically occur with hydrocephalus - but if concerned a consultation with a neuro-ophthalmologist might be helpful. ...Read more

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When ever I do a heavy work my heart beats really fast and have darkness in front of my eyes its because of iam over weight help me?

When ever I do a heavy work my heart beats really fast and have darkness in front of my eyes its because of iam over weight help me?

Overweight: Please contact your primary doctor as soon as possible. If you can, please let your boss know that you might need to slow down a bit.

Hope all goes well. ...Read more

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Is a blood pressure of 110/55 to 60 low. Mom is 75yrs and her BP is coming like this. Takes 40 mg triolmighty. Felt darkness too infront of her eyes.

Is a blood pressure of 110/55 to 60 low. Mom is 75yrs and her BP is coming like this. Takes 40 mg triolmighty. Felt darkness too infront of her eyes.

Mom's BP: Sorry we cannot discuss your Mom's problems unless you sign her in and set up medical information on her. Hope she is doing better. I specialize in BP problems and happy to do 2nd opinion. ...Read more