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Has anyone had drastic vision changes after VSG? I am not convinced it is related to WLS but I am just wondering if anyone else had any issues. I have had glasses since I was in high school and I will be 50 next month so I am getting older and vision changes are natural but I had my eyes checked this week because of some changes going on and holy smokes.......talk about changes. My astigmatism is out of control, both my close up and distance prescription changed to the point the dr had them check the machine and he double checked his reading ...... I have to have them checked again in 3 months and again in 6 months because of the drastic changes???

I know getting old sucks but cripes I did not SEE this coming... haha

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Getting old is a b*tch. And our sight deteriorating is another one of those signs our bodies are wearing out. How depressing.

I’ve worn glasses since I was about 12. I’m short sighted (very myopic) but then around 45ish, I started having trouble reading. Yep, my long vision was deteriorating. Then my glaucoma was picked up as was a thin retina. I wear contacts & now wear a script for distance in one eye & near vision in the other.

I’ve had no discernible changes to my vision or glaucoma & my retina hasn’t thinned any further since I had surgery but the changes that did occur did so when I was between about 45 & 50.

Amusingky, had my flu vaccine on Wednesday & my GP started to ask if I had my COVID vaccination yet but then corrected herself saying oh you’re too young & healthy to have yours yet. I replied that it’s been a damn long time since someone said I was too young for something. 😆😆😆😆

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The main thing that I can think of would be improvement in diabetes issues, as eyesight is one of the things influenced by diabetes. If you were diabetic pre-op, whether you knew it or not, better blood sugar control improves your eyesight. When my wife was first diagnosed and got under medication for it, she had just had new glasses made and they were near useless afterward.

I never experienced any notable vision changes after surgery, though I was specifically not diabetic before or after, nor was I under any vision care, so that was subjective observation rather than objective measurement.

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I haven’t heard of any eye issues being a complication or even anyone with temporary vision changes. I think it’s probably unrelated. The eye Dr should know though.

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So here is the skinny, haha!!! I am having some absorption issues after all! I have some super low B12 levels and my Iron is really low as well. I have had multiple bowel resections before my VSG so my surgeon feels i need to change up my Vitamins to liquid (yuck, yuck and more yuck) but hopefully that will help prevent more nerve damage!!!

He also things that maybe if we can straighten out this absorption thing we can fool the old body into burn mode again and get these last 30ish pounds off!!

I’m happy with my progress, don’t get me wrong 70 pounds is nothing to sneeze at but that goal weight is just sitting there mocking me! I need to smash it!!

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Wow I never thought of Vitamin deficiencies. Makes sense though. Glad you and your doc figured it out. Good luck on the rest of the weight.

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16 hours ago, Betty1971 said:

Has anyone had drastic vision changes after VSG? I am not convinced it is related to WLS but I am just wondering if anyone else had any issues. I have had glasses since I was in high school and I will be 50 next month so I am getting older and vision changes are natural but I had my eyes checked this week because of some changes going on and holy smokes.......talk about changes. My astigmatism is out of control, both my close up and distance prescription changed to the point the dr had them check the machine and he double checked his reading ...... I have to have them checked again in 3 months and again in 6 months because of the drastic changes???

I know getting old sucks but cripes I did not SEE this coming... haha

My vision has changed to since my surgery that was March 30th But I haven’t got it checked and I really didn’t think anything of it.... that’s crazy

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I was in a support group meeting last night and one of the people was saying her vision has changed too. I haven't had surgery yet and I haven't really had my eyes checked in decades, so I can't say.

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