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I Can See Black Lines In One Of My Eyes What Could Be Causing This
Can be many causes: It would represent an emergency especially if it's from a retinal detachment, central retinal vein occlusion, central retinal artery occlusion, and multiple sclerosis (optic neuritis) or stroke in the visual cortex. Unless it's a nonseeing eye to begin with, you definitely want to be seen by an eye doctor for evaluation and management. The cause behind the pitch black view must be treated ASAP. ...Read more
Many causes: You need to have this checked because there are many possible causes of this. A new floater is a common cause, but the floater would tend to move around and not be exactly in the center of the vision. All other causes are mostly involving the retina, so a dilated eye exam by an ophthalmologist is indicated. Even if it just a floater, the dilated exam is indicated to rule out a retinal tear. ...Read more
Eyes test was perfect 20/20 vision. I see black spots flashes and Sparks of blue but my eye test was perfect nothing wrong. What could be the cause?
Possible migraine: If you are seeing these spots and sparks in a pattern and for some defined period of time (15-30 min) this could be due to migraine visual phenomena. If it is just a momentary thing then it probably relates to the vitreous gel in one or both eyes getting a bit more liquified. ...Read more
I frequently can see black spots in my eyes that pulsate like my heartbeat. What may cause this? Lumbar puncture pressure of 30
Full eye exam/MRI: Many things can cause this. Typically black spots are "floaters" or problems with the vitreous fluid in your eye. However, pulsating can be a problem with the optic nerve and vasculature of your eye. Given your LP "pressure of 30" you need a pupil exam, a full exam of your retina and optic nerve, and likely visual field testing with OCT testing of your optic nerves, CT/MRI scan brain ...Read more
M19. 4 weeks ago started having slight double vision. Both eyes. Letters on tv slightly raisedlooks like ghost. Also see rays of light. Optometrist said I have astigmatism in one eye. Causes? 20/20 vis.
What's the main difference between an ophthalmologist and an optometrist? I just know that an ophthalmologist is a md. If I was recently diagnosed with hyperthyroidism (with graves disease being the likely cause), which one am I suppose to see? My eyes
In: In this case it makes sense to see an ophthalmologist who is an md and is trained in both the medical and surgical treatment of eye diseases. In your case, may may need to see a subspecialist known as an oculo-plastic specialist. ...Read more
What could cause me to suddenly see crazy patterns of concentric diamonds and flashing colors in part of one eye for about an hour?
Why I see some black points running to and fro in my eyes specially in the right one when I look into full white thing? What to do. I'm scared.
Vitreous detachment: Floaters are caused by the vitreous (jelly in the eye) detaching from the retina (typically a normal change in the aging eye). The vitreous clumps up or develops blurry areas within the jelly causing your floater. Yes they can be a warning sign. If when the vitreous changes, causing floaters, the retina is torn you are at risk for a retinal detachment. You should have and examination. ...Read more
In one eye, I see everything blurry and cannot distinguish things when looking at it. What are some things that causes me to lose vision in this eye?
No: A "black eye" from trauma with double vision could be due to an orbital fracture (the bones around the eye are called the orbit). You must see an eye doctor right away. ...Read more
9 years ago I felt eye problem many times, in which I saw shimmering vision of one side caused hard to see of one side for half an hour, what was it?
Ocular migraine: Your symptoms are consistent with ocular migraine. If they were followed by a headache then the diagnosis would be migraine headache with ocular symptoms, classic migraine. There is another variant called common migraine. When the headache is absent, it is called ocular migraine. It is due to electrical activity in the occipital cortex of the brain (rear part). I'm glad they went away. ...Read more
I see a lot of floaters in my eyes since I was little but recently there's been a lot of dark black ones too. Can see with eyes closed, are they bad?
Floaters: Although seeing floaters in your eyes is rather common, changes in the amount or type with or without other changes, like flashing lights, decrease in vision or obscuration of vision may mean a problem. A dilated eye examination by an eye MD is an important first step to determining if a problem is present, especially if your diabetic or other medical problems. ...Read more
What could cause sudden onset amblyopia in a child? 7 years old, just last year had perfect vision now -3.75 in one eye. Normal? See neurologist?
Ped. Ophthalmologist: If you are certain that this eye saw 20/20 without correction a year ago then this might be cause for alarm. More likely is the possibility that vision measured in a pediatrician's office might have missed the child squinting or somehow using the other eye during the exam. Many things are possible including cataract, diabetes, progressive myopia, etc. See a pediatric ophthalmologist to begin with. ...Read more
I have a small aneurysm on the opthalmic artery of each eye could this cause one eye to see distance blurry and the other close up blurry?
Hist. Of pituitary tumors. Has one removed 5/23/13. Sudden onset of blurry vision in left eye. See dr? What could cause this?
Yes, see your Dr.: The pituitary region is adjacent to the optic nerve. In fact, the surgery is done to keep the tumor from pushing against the optic nerve and causing visual problems. If you have new vision problems, you need to have it checked out particularly. Swelling of residual tumor, bleeding adjacent to the nerve are all considerations. ...Read more
Past year left outside corner of eye get white crust 7-8 times a day, also see black spots and some blurriness. Causes?
Crusting: Likely due to demodex or bacteria: use warm compresses and diluted tea tree oil (see eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com for details) to clean closed eyelid/lashes every day for 7-14d. May need Rx erythromycin ointment if no improvement in 3 days. Black spots likely due to vitreous changes: see eyeMD for dilated exam. ...Read more
Hemangioma has cause him to lose vision in one eye, can he gain it back since it has no loss in color, he just cannot see clear in his bad eye.
Possibly: Depends also where this hemangioma is. Is this a retinal hemangioma? A cavernous hemangioma? A lid hemangioma? It is a good sign that color vision is preserved, which means the optic nerve still is functioning. Prognosis depends on what has been affected and how the hemangioma was/has been treated. ...Read more
In dim light one pupil does get quite as big as the other unless it's really dark then they look the same. In daylight they are the same, responds normally to light. Had full eye exam all normal. Dr didn't see it but said 25%of people have this? Cause?
Anisocoria: Anisocoria is defined as a difference in size between two pupils. The parasympathetic NS constricts the pupil and the sympathetic NS dilates the pupils. Along their respective anatomic pathways from the brain different life threatening conditions such as aortic dissection aneurysms or tumors can cause imbalance, as can trauma. However, majority of times the slight imbalance and assymetry is benign ...Read more
I know someone who had trauma when they were young to their eyes. The iris and pupil were damaged and one is brown and one black. Can they do any surgery to make it better cosmetically? They see ok.
Waiting to see a new dr. Can low b12 cause one eye and temple pain, tingling on face, and lightheadedness?
VitB12 Neuropathy: Peripheral neuropathy associated with Vitamin B12 deficiency was first described in 1958. The distribution of the nerves involved in your symptoms corresponds to all three divisions of the Trigeminal 5th cranial nerve. These symptoms might also be caused by MS and also resemble auras described by patients with classic migraine headaches. I would scan your head! ...Read more
What might be the cause of temporary loss of vision in one eye? I had no vision in my left eye; I only saw black. Within 5 minutes it was better.
Loss of vision: This may be a serious symptom and should be reported to your physician. You should get an appointment to be checked up. ...Read more
I haven't seen an eye doctor in years and I wear contacts should I see one cause I want glasses now?
Yes: Yes. You should see an eye doctor to get eyeglasses and also to check your eyes from any issues related to your contacts. You should see someone on an annual basis. ...Read more
Horrible headaches I get headaches everyday or 2 and when I do they are so bad I throw up and get dizzy and lose balance I also see stars or black out for a few seconds. Its very hard for me to see when I get a headache. Everytime I get one my eyes hurt,
At: At this point you have complex headache symptoms to include loss of balance, dizziness, vomiting and blacking out. Your headaches are also quite frequent. You could easily fall and become injured. You absolutely need to be seen by the doctor. Your physician is likely to refer you to a neurologist. The source of your headaches needs to be evaluated, so that you can be properly treated. ...Read more
Vitreous floaters: This usually means vitreous floaters which is a benign condition. However, if you see flashes of light, this is serious and could mean a retinal tear and you would need to see an ophthalmologist immediately by going to ER for the ophthalmologist on call (NOT for what you are describing).However, you still need to see an ophthalmologist to get a fundus exam which is looking into ur eye with a scope. ...Read more
I have had a black eye for about one months. Is there any way to see where the problem is coming from?
See an Eye MD: This might represent serious disease in the eye socket or the brain. You should see your eye md at once. ...Read more
Hello, I am being treated as a glaucoma suspect as I have one symptom, using eye drops : Xalatan (latanoprost) from pfizer. I can see some black shadows now. Advice?
While having an X-ray of my feet, I began to see a large blue circle with a black center. I was looking at a light shade wall closing one eye at a time I determined my right eye was seeing the large circle. With my left eye, the circle was much smaller a
I: I agree with the above answer. What your experience unlikely was caused by the x-ray. It was probably an effect from being in a dark room or from other causes as discussed above. ...Read more
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