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Doctor insights on: What Happens To Your Eyes If You Are In The Dark For A Long Period Of Time And Then Exposed To Light

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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?

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

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-seeing receptors (rods) are capturing the images you see. Once you enter the light, the pupils constrict rapidly and forcefully which may cause temporary discomfort. You may also find things excessively bright, but there is no danger in healthy eyes. ...Read more

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If you cross eyes for a long period of time, will it stay like that?

If you cross eyes for a long period of time, will it stay like that?

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 causes of strabismus. ...Read more

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If you have eye floaters do you eventually go blind (over a long period of time)?

If you have eye floaters do you eventually go blind (over a long period of time)?

Rarely: Eye floaters can be an early cue to some vision threatening conditions so the appearance of these should be cause for an eye examination by an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist). But most causes are benign so the presence does not inevitably lead to blindness. ...Read more

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A lot of eye motion for a long period of time makes me dizzy and sometimes vertigo even on car rides if it turns alot quickly movements what to do?

A lot of eye motion for a long period of time makes me dizzy and sometimes vertigo even on car rides if it turns alot quickly movements what to do?

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 as anti-dizziness medications, exercises to restore head balance, and allergy treatments. Some conditions are from more severe causes such as nervous system disorders or muscular conditions. Get a thorough evaluation to be sure. Good health to you! ...Read more

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Why do my eyes appear hollow and small after using glasses for a long period?

Why do my eyes appear hollow and small after using glasses for a long period?

Hollow: If you are tired, your eyes may appear sunken because a certain degree of dehydration may occur. Also, glasses for nearsightedness tend to make the eyes look smaller. If your eyes are dry, your images may blur and seem less distinct. ...Read more

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Will squint eye gets worst & become permanent if using the computer for long period?

Will squint eye gets worst & become permanent if using the computer for long period?

No effect: Squint will not worsen with computer use although the squinting eye if amblyopic might drift a little more. If the eye misalignment is temporary, it will not become permanent. ...Read more

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My butt cheeks hurt when I sit over a long period of time in hard surfaces. And it is darker than the other parts of my body. How do I lighten this?

Not easy: Go see your dr for a prescription of depigmenting agent like hydroquinone. Check online for alternative meds. Check some chinese/asian store for this - sebo de macho. Take care! ...Read more

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Can heavy bleeding for long periods of time during your period effect the eyes or your vision in any way?

Can heavy bleeding for long periods of time during your period effect the eyes or your vision in any way?

Possible.: Hormonal changes can theoretically affect the tear film which can cause blurry vision. And Patients with diabetes can have changes in their lens which also affects vision. Any significant vision change should be evaluated asap by eyMD. ...Read more

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Can stress overload cause mental burnout and anxiety. Was overloaded for a long period of time and felt like hit the wall. Given?

Can stress overload cause mental burnout and anxiety. Was overloaded for a long period of time and felt like hit the wall. Given?

Absolutely..: If you are experiencing acute anxiety one simple technique you can use is deep breathing exercises. Breath in deeply & slowly through your nostrils. Fill your lungs (but not to the point of discomfort). Hold air in lungs for a five count. Exhale slowly through an open mouth. Don’t focus on performance – just focus on your breathing. Repeat x at least 12. Or look up progressive muscle relaxation. ...Read more

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What happens if you only drink fruit juice over a long period of time? And is it best to substitute that for water instead?

What happens if you only drink fruit juice over a long period of time? And is it best to substitute that for water instead?

Too much sugar?: Most if not all fruit juices are high in sugar content, often as high as soft drinks or even higher. Substituting juices for all water intake probably means you're comsuming too much sugar. This is a particular problem if you are overweight or prone to diabetes (e.g. family history). High sugar intake also promotes tooth decay. I suggest you cut it down. ...Read more

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I have been on Suboxone 8 mg for 2 years now. Can Suboxone cause any damage when taken for a long period of time. And how long is it ok to take for?

I have been on Suboxone 8 mg for 2 years now. Can Suboxone cause any damage when taken for a long period of time. And how long is it ok to take for?

Liver mainly: Suboxone can cause liver toxicity. You should have that monitored. There are unsubstantiated reports of other problems e.g. neurological, but there isn't a clear association so far. You can check with the NIMH and FDA for updates on reported adverse events with medications, as well, to stay up to date. ...Read more

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Why is it Whenever I sleep on my side for a long period of time and wake up its uncomfortable for me to take deep breathes because it hurts my back?

Why is it Whenever I sleep on my side for a long period of time and wake up its uncomfortable for me to take deep breathes because it hurts my back?

Muscle fatigue: Sleeping in one position for a long period of time can cause the muscles that have the pressure of your weight on them to become fatigued and sore. If you are feeling some discomfort when taking a deep breath the muscles in and around your rib cage and mid back may be experiencing this fatigue and causing that soreness or discomfort when you breathe. Try making an effort to roll over in bed more. ...Read more

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Hi doc, I have phlegm for a very long period of time and medication only seems to get rid of the cough but not the phlegm. Please advice. Thanks!

Hi doc, I have phlegm for a very long period of time and medication only seems to get rid of the cough but not the phlegm. Please advice. Thanks!

See a physician: You should consult a physician. You did not mention what kind of medication were prescribed and what triggers your cough. You may be suffering from allergies and postnasal drip. Allergy medication like antihistamine and nasal spray and netipotty sinus rinse can help. Consult a physician or an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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I wore high heels for a long period of time and now my two toes on my left foot are somewhat numb. It's been 5 days so far. What could the problem be?

I wore high heels for a long period of time and now my two toes on my left foot are somewhat numb. It's been 5 days so far. What could the problem be?

Unclear: Despite the use of the shoes for a long time does not rule out either a pressure neuropathy or trauma. It may take longer and are you continuing to wear the high heels? You may want to stop using them for an extended period of time. If does not result you may want to consult a podiatrist. This may take a while to resolve. ...Read more

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I was masturbating for long period of time and I felt my vas deferens come down I went to go get a scrotum sonogram and they said everything is okay but I feel sharp pinching pulses on my vas deferens what could it be then? If you reaping can you send me

I was masturbating for long period of time and I felt my vas deferens come down I went to go get a scrotum sonogram and they said everything is okay but I feel sharp pinching pulses on my vas deferens what could it be then? If you reaping can you send me

Here are some. ..: Masturbation wouldn't cause lowering or elongating your vas deferens, & scrotal US is useless & most of the concerns about external genital organs can easily be solved with a detailed history stressing quality, quantity, & sequence of events of the symptoms + proper physical exams. Of no doubt, imaging studies for scrotum has been overused, misused, & even abused for political correctness & money ...Read more

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Which will happen if you have a dramatic loss of sleep over a long period of time?

Which will happen if you have a dramatic loss of sleep over a long period of time?

Plenty: Some people need more sleep than others, but not enough sleep for anyone can be detrimental to one's health. Irritability, lack of focus, accidents, heart problems, lack of sex drive, weight gain, forgetfulness among many symptoms. If you suffer from lack of sleep, see your doctor whom may suggest a sleep study and a sleep specialist. ...Read more

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I am getting pain in my eyebrow section whenever I wear my specks for a long period of time...this happens in a regular basis pls suggest some treatm?

I am getting pain in my eyebrow section whenever I wear my specks for a long period of time...this happens in a regular basis pls suggest some treatm?

Trigeminal neuralgia: The sensory nerve of your face including nose and eye brows is called the trigeminal nerve (one on each side). The foot rests of eyeglasses on nose for long period of time can cause neuralgia (pain). Get new glasses with long foot rest so the pressure per square inch is less! ...Read more

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What happens if I don't drink any water over a long period of time?

Ill: You will become markedly dehydrated if you take in no fluids at all. This could make you quite ill. A person would eventually die without any fluids. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what happens if your body is exposed to mold for a long period of time?

Could you tell me what happens if your body is exposed to mold for a long period of time?

Fungus: Mold and fungi are the most prevalent living thing on the planet. We are all exposed to mold in some form at all times. Most often it causes no harmful effects and can even be important for our health such as yeast used to ferment alcohol and raise bread or make cheeses. Other times it may take advantage of us like athletes foot or candida yeast infection. Allergy or infection can also occur. ...Read more

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What happens if you are in a cave and avoid having contact with any kind of light in a long period of time?

What happens if you are in a cave and avoid having contact with any kind of light in a long period of time?

25 hours: Previous research has shown that persons living in caves shift to a 25 hour daily circadian rhythm instead of a 24 hour cycle. However, they were allowed contact with artificial light when they wanted it. I don't know the answer to your particular question, as such "research" would be considered torture. Perhaps some data can be gleaned from research involving those with blindness. ...Read more

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Can taking morphine for a long period of time make you sick?

Can taking morphine for a long period of time make you sick?

Yes taking morphine: For a long period of time can make you sick since you can become addicted to it. Addictions are physiological illnesses which are very hard to treat. It is always advisable to discontinue use of potentially addictive substances as quickly as possible. ...Read more

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Are there any ill effects from eating food too quickly after having not eaten in a long period of time?

Are there any ill effects from eating food too quickly after having not eaten in a long period of time?

Very vague Q: Pl be secifi what is very long time what too qickly means? Is it too much food or swallowing withot chew? ...Read more

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Is it safe to take ibuprofin over a long period of time?

Is it safe to take ibuprofin over a long period of time?

Depends: Ibuprofen is not a harmless medication. The side effects include - stomach irritation and even ulcer and bleeding from the gastrointestinal tract, fluid retention (primarily in people with impaired kidney function) that leads to lower extremity swelling and elevated blood pressure. Kidney damage is more common in people with hypertension, diabetes etc. Otherwise, it can be used but with caution. ...Read more