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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?

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

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Can using your phone in the dark hurt your eyes?

No: It won't hurt your eyes any more than it hurts a cup to put water in it. ...Read more

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Sir I have dark below my eyes, what l want to do?

Sir I have dark below my eyes, what l want to do?

Genetic: Darker pigment below the eyes is often a genetic trait. You could consult a dermatologist or cosmetic surgeon for additional advice. Laser surgery has been successful in some s cases. ...Read more

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Blue ring around dark brown eyes a vision problem?

Blue ring around dark brown eyes a vision problem?

Probably not: This is most likely a deposit of lipid term 'corneal arcus'. It is benign and will not affect the vision. If the eye is red, painful, or the vision is changing rapidly, - there are some pathologic changes that can occur in this part of the cornea which will appear like a blue ring. These are rare but will need an ophthalmologist to look at them. ...Read more

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Can watching televison in dark be bad on your eyes?

No: The eyes will function as best as they can given whatever conditions you find yourself in. Tv emits its own light, as do video screens, and your viewing comfort will depend upon optical clarity and image brightness. No harm is done if these are not optimized although you might have to strain if they are not comfortable. ...Read more

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Why do I have a blue ring around my dark brown eyes?

Why do I have a blue ring around my dark brown eyes?

Ring around eye: This is probably an Arcus. It appears to surround the colored part of the eye. It's actually in the cornea. It is usually gray color, but may appear bluish. It is perfectly benign. In a younger person it is a good idea to have a cholesterol test, since it is fatty degeneration. Sometimes it is familial. It does not effect vision or cause any ocular problems. ...Read more

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What can I do to treat the dark rings under my eyes?

What can I do to treat the dark rings under my eyes?

Dark Circles: Circles under eye can be due to: allergy "allergic shiners", fatigue, genetic variation, aging. Lower lid skin is very thin so blood vessels under skin can make area look dark. Various topical remedies try to help but only mask the condition with no cure. What helps: drink 8 cups water/day, sunblock, hat, enough rest; avoid rubbing; makeup; facial plastic surgery when severe; allergist can help. ...Read more

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The whites of my eyes are so dark in color am I sick?

Dark sclera: What color? , yellow sclera (white of eyes) are usually a sign of liver disease. Red could be inflammtion of the conjunctiva that is on-top of the sclera- conjutivitis (infection usually get antibiotics) or an conjunctival hemorrhage (benign) grey blue spots could be scleral mealnocytosis (benign). Follow up with doc ...Read more

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Could glow in the dark contacts be causingdamage to your eyes?

Could glow in the dark contacts be causingdamage to your eyes?

Contact lenses: Are a great alternative way to correct your vision if you have a need for glasses. Unfortunately, cosmetic contacts like the ones you describe are often poor quality and can cause significant damage to your eyes when worn. I do not recommend patients use these types of contacts because of this. ...Read more

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Why would your eyes ever flash or do a strobe effect in the dark?

Why would your eyes ever flash or do a strobe effect in the dark?

See eye MD: Flashing lights seen in the dark imply a mechanical stimulation of the retina. The most common cause is a posterior vitreous detachment, usually a benign process. If you see a dark curtain coming over your eye, see an eye MD emergently. Otherwise, schedule an appointment. ...Read more