I have black spots in front of my eyes: the culprits!

Inability to see well or partially impaired can be a sign of a serious condition or illness. If the stains disappear within a few seconds, there is usually little to worry about. This may be different if the black spots or threads are still present after a few hours. The view can sometimes be so obstructed that it causes a lot of inconvenience. What are the underlying causes of black spots in front of the eyes and what can be done about them?

Black spots in front of the eyes

  • Temporarily seeing dots
  • Announcement of dizziness and restlessness
  • Unhealthy food and threads in the eye
  • Diabetes and increased risk of vitreous hemorrhage
  • First announcement MS
  • Partial blindness
  • TIA and twitching eyes


Temporarily seeing dots

It happens to everyone sometimes. You get up too quickly, and it all becomes too much. It is as if the blood is pumped up too slowly, causing a brief shortage of oxygen-rich blood. The condition is therefore common in people with anemia. Black dots may appear in combination with a temporary floating feeling. It causes the person to have to hold themselves for a moment to stay upright. If you have anemia, it is best to stand up quietly so that the blood can reach everywhere evenly.

Announcement of dizziness and restlessness

One day we have to endure a lot and it all has to be processed. Too much food, exertion or over-fatigue due to heat can cause the body to protest. Emergency measures are being taken to keep everything functioning properly. Blood is temporarily drawn from parts of the body that are considered less important. The limbs will certainly notice it through tingling in fingers, toes, legs and arms. The functioning of the eyes can also be impaired. In the most extreme circumstances, the eyes become completely black, possibly causing you to lose consciousness. So don’t overdo it and take care of your body. You should definitely avoid strenuous exercise at high temperatures.

Unhealthy food and threads in the eye

Consuming a lot of fast-burning carbohydrates can cause insulin resistance. The high sugar content (caused by diet) is not sufficiently removed by insulin, causing the body to become glycated. This condition can cause many health problems, such as many pimples (not related to puberty) but also problems with the eyes. Teeming veins in the eyes may become partially visible, and spots may also develop (stagnation of glycated blood). It also occurs in diabetics, where less attention is paid to regular insulin injections.

Diabetes and increased risk of vitreous hemorrhage

New fragile veins can grow in the vitreous as a result of diabetes on the retina. A side effect of this formation is that the veins are very fragile and that can lead to blood leakage in the eye at the slightest thing. It causes vitreous to become contaminated with the thicker blood, causing a large stain. The light cannot reach the retina partially or completely, so you can no longer perceive anything. This condition can also occur because veins rupture if the retina detaches from the relatively hard eyeball.

First announcement MS

Multiple Sclerosis is a serious disease in which all electrical and chemical signals are disrupted. In most cases it is a progressive deterioration of the condition, which requires complete adjustment of life. One of the first signs is reduced eye function. A blockage or disruption has occurred in the optic nerve, causing temporarily reduced or spotty vision and squinting. The condition does not go away within an hour, but it may take several days to weeks before improvement occurs. This specific condition gives rise to MS. In more than half of the cases it may be MS.

Partial blindness

Problems can arise in the eye, but blockages can also occur in the nerve branches to the brain. Blindness can occur in several combinations, affecting the vision of one or two eyes. If there is a nerve problem directly in the eye, it means complete blindness in one eye. The further away the blockage is from the eye, the smaller the affected field of vision. You can lose half or a quarter of the field of vision per eye. The specific condition should always be further investigated. The blockage may be able to be lifted. Please note that in many cases partial blindness will be permanent. Be informed by the treating physician.

TIA and twitching eyes

General motor problems in which the eyes also falter can be caused by TIA. It stands for the transient ischemic attack, in which the brain experiences a mild stroke. It may be accompanied by twitching blurred spots in front of the eyes or inability to see, along with possible babbling. Typically, the inability to move both arms or the corners of the mouth evenly is a reason to seek immediate medical attention. A blood clot means that part of the brain does not receive enough oxygen-rich blood, increasing the risk of a cerebral infarction. A TIA cannot normally be distinguished from a full stroke, but the TIA will subside after half an hour. It is always necessary to seek help in a timely manner so that blood thinners are administered to reduce the influence of thrombosis. Eye twitching can also be the result of a TIA, which can last for several weeks.
With several of these conditions it is important to get a medical assessment to rule out more serious conditions. If in doubt, contact your GP or medical post.

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