Dark Floating Spots in Vision
Floaters in the eye are caused by clumps forming in the vitreous gel (the gel-like substance that fills the eye). These are typically caused by age related opacities in the vitreous and can be a sign of retinal tear or detachment which causes vision loss. Urgent medical evaluation is recommended.
Discharge From Eye
Eye discharge is normal to a certain extent, but excessive discharge is not. If you notice discharge beyond what is deemed normal, be sure to contact your eye doctor, as it can be a sign of inflammation or infection.
Flashes of Light
Vitreous gel (the gel-like substance inside of your eye) can pull from the eye wall, causing flashes of light to appear in vision. This is not always something to be concerned about, but can also be a sign of retinal detachment. Be sure to report this to your ophthalmologist immediately, especially is accompanied by a sudden increase in floaters and dark peripheral vision.
Floaters in Vision
Floaters appear in the eyes as specks, which may vary in size. These specks may appear to be on the surface of the eye, but they are actually inside the vitreous gel that fills your eye. Floaters occur as pieces of vitreous clump together. These are common and usually harmless, but can be a sign of retinal detachment, especially when accompanied by flashes and dark peripheral vision.
Numbness or Weakness on One Side of the Body
Numbness or weakness on one side of the body is never a good sign. Stroke is the most typical reason for this issue. If you experience this symptom, call emergency services immediately.
Other Sensory Disturbances
Anytime you experience sensory problems, this is a sign of a bigger issue. Contact emergency services if you experience numbness, confusion, trouble hearing or seeing or other similar symptoms.
Swelling Around Eye
Swelling around the eye, also called periorbital puffiness, is most often caused by the presence of excess fluid in the connective tissues around the eye. This can be caused by injury and trauma. Allergies and other eye conditions like thyroid eye disease can also cause this to happen.