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i am withdrawing and started getting occasional black dots

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i am withdrawing and started getting occasional black dots flashing accross my eyes .alcohol
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 4 years ago.
Hello,

Is it one eye or both eyes?
Do you see any flashes of light?
When did this start?
Do you have diabetes?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.
both eyes and somtimes flashes of light
Expert:  Dr. James replied 4 years ago.

Flashes of lights and black spots in your vision can be a part of the alcohol withdrawal. These flashes and spots would be emanating from the region of the brain that processes visual information.

You can also have flashes and spots coming from the eyes as well. These however more commonly happen in one eye. If you have bleeding in the eyes, you can have these symptoms as well. I'd recommend you schedule an eye appointment in the morning.

You should seek treatment for the alcohol withdrawal as well as it may worsen into what is called "delirium tremens" or seizures.

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
what are delirium tremors
Expert:  Dr. James replied 4 years ago.

It is a severe form of alcohol withdrawal. Read the link below which talks about the different effects on the body of delirium tremens.

http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000766.htm
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