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Doctor insights on: What Happens To Your Eyes When You Go From Dark 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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How can I go from dark brown eyes to hazel?

How can I go from dark brown eyes to hazel?

Iris color: There is no way to permanently change your eye color. You can consider colored contact lenses even if you don't need glasses to see better. Discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Last night in dark & when eyes closed i had an occasional white strobe light go across my eyes?

Flashes?: We call such symptoms flashes and recommend an eye examination. It is usually associated with a vitreous detachment, which in turn can lead in uncommon cases to retinal tears and detachment. New onset flashes are a reason for an urgent eye exam. ...Read more

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It seems whenever i look into dark and don't move eyes, my peripheral goes totally black. Why is that?

It seems whenever i look into dark and don't move eyes, my peripheral goes totally black. Why is that?

Peripheral vision: Peripheral vision problems in the dark could be caused by many different types of eye problems ranging from cataracts to retinal diseases such as retinitis.pigmentosa. See an eye doctor to have it checked out. ...Read more

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My eyes are constantly itching and im getting new vains that don't go away theyr dark vains what is this ?

My eyes are constantly itching and im getting new vains that don't go away theyr dark vains what is this ?

Possible allergies: Other potential conditions can be dermatitis (if the eyelid skin is red and/or dry) or a reaction from constantly rubbing the eyes. See an eye doctor; you may be placed on allergy drops and even antihistamine pills (although oral antihistamines can sometimes worsen your symptoms). ...Read more

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When i go outside in bright sunlight, it takes my eyes 5 or 6 minutes inside to get to normal vision-i can see clearly, but it seems like it's darker?

When i go outside in bright sunlight, it takes my eyes  5 or 6 minutes inside to get to normal vision-i can see clearly, but it seems like it's darker?

It takes time: Some people can have trouble adjusting from light to dark conditions or vice versa. If your vision is otherwise normal, it is probably not a serious condition. There is a group of rare retinal conditions, however, that can present with similar problems that can lead to decreased vision. In order to determine if you may have one of these rare conditions, you need to have a dilated eye exam. ...Read more

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Dark rings around my eyes?

Sleep: Are you getting enough sleep? Should get at least 7-8 hrs every night. ...Read more

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What creates dark smudges underneath eyes?

What creates dark smudges underneath eyes?

Pigment: Maturation of the skin and loss of facial fat can cause darkening of the skin underneath the eyelids. Usually creams do not help. Consider a md consultation. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dark in corners of eyes?

What to do if I have dark in corners of eyes?

Wills Eye Hospital: Being in Philadelphia, go to the Wills Eye Hospital Oculoplastic Clinic for best result ...Read more