1/28/08 #1 - Topamax vision problems -- permanent or reversible?

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    If you take Topamax for migraine prevention and discover you are having sudden vision problems, is this reversible? or is it permanent? Arloa.

     

    Answer:

     

    Dear Arloa;

     

    The answer to this really depends on what type of vision problems you're having. Topamax can cause myopia, which is reversible, or glaucoma, which is permanent. For more information, see Potential Vision Issues With Topamax.

     

    If you're experiencing vision issues, please contact your doctor at once. Do not abruptly discontinue Topamax as that can cause other issues, but talk with your doctor.

     

    Good luck,

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    Last updated January 28, 2008.

Published On: January 28, 2008