Recurrent Episodes of darkness

 

 

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 10/20/2015 - 19:28
Country
United States
Age
45
Gender
Female
Did you perform any surgery for the eyes?
No
Do you suffer from pre-existing illnesses in the eye?
No
Do you suffer from any diseases in the body?
No
Do you use any eye drops?
No
Do you wear Contact lenses or Eyeglasses?

Multifocal contact lenses

Question

 

 

Hi,

I am a 45 year old female and wear multifocal contact lenses.

For many months I have been experiencing split second episodes of darkness (as though blinking).

What can cause this, and can hypotension or hypothyroidism be connected to the problem?

Thank you in advance

 

Answer

Thanks for your Question

 

 

Here are some causes of recurrent episodes of darkness:

1- Hypotension

2- Atherosclerosis which can cause carotid artery stenosis and reduce blood flow to the eye.This is called transient ischemic attack.

3- Optic disc swilling.

The best thing to do is to have full dilated fundus examination

 

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