The paper is based on the recently proposed 4-dimensional optical space theory and draws some of its consequences for gravitation. Starting with the discussion of central movement, the paper proceeds to establish the a metric compatible with Newtonian mechanics which can be accommodated by the new theory and finds a correction term which can be neglected in most practical circumstances. Being effective in the very short range, the correction term affects substantially the results when continuous mass distributions are considered. The main consequence is the possibility of explaining the orbital speeds found around galaxies, without the need to appeal for a lot of dark matter. The speed of gravity is also discussed and the theory is found compatible with a gravitational speed equal to the speed of light. On the subject of black holes, it is suggested that they are just a possibility but not a geometric inevitability.