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I am 7 months post-sleeve and for the past 2 weeks, I've had issues with my vision. I've always had fantastic vision and only used light Rx glasses for when my eyes get tired from working on the computer. I'm talking 20/10 vision. Suddenly every day my vision is getting worse. Up close and far away. Everything is blurry, I'm having to squint as I drive and as I type.

So... I went to an optometrist over the weekend, thinking, maybe I'm just getting older and these years of working on the computer are catching up with me. The doctor did his tests and said my vision had definitely gotten "worse" since my last visit (about 2 years ago). My left eye is 20/20 with a little help and my right is 20/40.

He decided to dilate my eyes and noticed a "freckle" on my retina on my right eye that wasn't there before. That was the one and only thing he could find that was off, he told me that I need to see an Ophthalmologist for further testing because he "has no idea what's going on" VERY REASSURING lol. He also informed me that my new glasses won't fix whatever underlying cause is making my vision so bad so quickly.

I have an appointment next Tuesday to see the Ophthalmologist...so we'll see what is really going on. Just wondering if anyone had anything similar happen with their eyes and what the cause was. It could be completely unrelated to the surgery...so I'm just curious :)

Hope you're all doing fabulous!!!!

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I had blurred vision for 2 weeks and i panicked too until i came across this info about effect of anesthesia on eyes.

https://www.essilorusa.com/newsroom/why-did-i-experience-blurry-vision-after-anesthesia

My blurred vision disappeared without a trace after 2 weeks.

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9 minutes ago, Bari_KS said:

I had blurred vision for 2 weeks and i panicked too until i came across this info about effect of anesthesia on eyes.

https://www.essilorusa.com/newsroom/why-did-i-experience-blurry-vision-after-anesthesia

My blurred vision disappeared without a trace after 2 weeks.

Thank you very much, but my surgery was in October :( 7 months later, 100lbs lost since surgery, 135 total. My family members have said their vision has fluctuated with weight loss/gain...IDK, we shall see!

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I've perfect vision my whole life. I'm 54 and in the last 5-7 years I developed an astigmatism out of the blue. I have 20/60 in my left eye now. On top of that I need +2.50 reading glasses to read. Could it maybe be just aging? That's what my eye dr told me.

Also, before surgery I would get blurry vision at night. My endo told me it was from my high bs.

I hope you find an answer!

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Sorry you're going through this. I haven't had any vision issues.

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10 hours ago, GradyCat said:

Sorry you're going through this. I haven't had any vision issues.

Thank you, may not be related at all but you never know! I'll post an update after I see the doc next Tuesday! :)

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6 hours ago, othella2 said:

Haven't had any vision changes. Hopefully it's not something serious.

Sent from my Moto E (4) using BariatricPal mobile app

Me too! Hoping it's just a quick fix :D Thank you!!!! ❤️

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18 hours ago, gabybab said:

I've perfect vision my whole life. I'm 54 and in the last 5-7 years I developed an astigmatism out of the blue. I have 20/60 in my left eye now. On top of that I need +2.50 reading glasses to read. Could it maybe be just aging? That's what my eye dr told me.

Also, before surgery I would get blurry vision at night. My endo told me it was from my high bs.

I hope you find an answer!

I'm 28 and have no clue. My dad had great vision until he was in his early 50's and was stubborn for a while. He finally got some prescription glasses and they've helped him (when he remembers where they are) Ha!

My mom, on the other hand, had poor vision her whole life and ended up doing Lasik a few years ago.

Maybe it's mom's genes kicking in, maybe it's a Vitamin deficiency, getting older, maybe it's working from a computer all day or the dramatic weight loss? No clue! Hoping I'll get a good doctor who can give me some solid answers :)

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I've had a freckle on my eye for years - likely nothing to worry about. As for the vision, mine hasn't changed, but when I was having problems, they found a Vitamin A deficiency. Doc asked if I'd had vision problems because apparently Vit A deficiency can cause that? Might want to get your Vitamin levels checked.

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So I went to my appointment, my eyes are overall healthy.

The ophthalmologist said that the dramatic weight loss caused a sudden loss in vision that was inevitable (based on my family history).

This coupled with never knowing I have short lower eyelids and when I blink my eyes never actually close completely and they don't close when I sleep. The doctor asked me 3 different times if I had a face lift or eye lift - at 28, I don't think I'm ready for that just yet.

I guess this issue is common with people who have different facial plastic surgery procedures and their eyes being pulled too tight and they end up with the same issue.

He said I was just born this way and will need to be on artificial tears for the rest of my life to avoid damage from chronic dry eyes. Being that I have been this way my whole life...I never felt like my eyes were dry, just sensitive...it's been my normal!

Hoping the combination of artificial tears and new glasses will fix these problems. I pick up my glasses. tomorrow so fingers crossed. After years of my family making fun of me and taking pictures of me asleep with my eyes open...now I know why I do that!!! I'm not weird, I have a medical condition dang it!!! LOL

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