It's been just over a year since I had refractive eye surgery. I have enjoyed it so much, and I wonder why I didn't do it sooner. It's been great not having to wear my contacts or glasses. I love waking up and being able to see! I do have Dry Eye Syndrome, which I had before the surgery as well. I just put some prescriptive drops in my eyes each day to keep my eyes comfortable and healthy. I have noticed here lately, though, that despite my drops, my eyes feel even drier. However, this was no shock to my doctor. As it turns out, my pregnancy not only causes a long list of discomforts, but it also can cause vision problems. During pregnancy, hormone levels rise, causing some dramatic changes in a woman's body. My doctor told me about some of the potential eye issues that could arise. Those issues include dry eye (already have it), blurry vision, less tolerance of contact lenses and a change in refraction, which would require a different prescription for corrective ...
One of the common side effects of anxiety is some form of distorted vision. The effects can further fuel anxiety and cause the person to feel worse than they already are. In this Sharepost I'm going to focus on the main causes of visual disturbances before outlining a couple of techniques to help take the edge off the sometimes distressing symptoms.
I've spent quite a lot of time listening to the various symptoms of anxiety; visual disturbance and eyestrain being some of the most common. This is nearly always related to the surge in adrenaline that accompanies anxiety and there's no harm in spending just a few moments describing what's happening.
Primary and secondary forms of anxiety have different effects. Primary anxiety is that part of our fight-or-flight system that energizes us to deal with some threat. Our body floods with adrenaline, sugars, fats and other hormones to allow us to take action.
Secondary anxiety, by contrast, has no particular focus. It mani...
Though not a common side effect, breast cancer treatment may affect your eyes, including your vision.
Eye problems may include:
red, itchy, or dry eyes
conjunctivitis (pink eye)
blurry or double vision
seeing dark spots
Breast cancer treatments that may cause eye problems are:
tamoxifen, a hormonal therapy
Fareston (chemical name: toremifene), a hormonal therapy
Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane), a hormonal therapy
Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab), a targeted therapy
Zometa (chemical name: zoledronic acid) and Reclast (a different formulation of zoledronic acid), bone-strengthening medications known as bisphosphonates
Some pain medications also can cause eye problems.
Managing eye problems
If you have vision problems, it can be a sign of a more serious medical condition. Call your doctor right away if you notice that you're having trouble seeing or if your vision changes.
If your eyes are dry, red, or itchy:
Try to blink frequently , especially if ...
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