Full Question: 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, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listing of patient recommended specialists . Another good source of information and support is our forum . To post to the forum, you'll need to register, even if you're already registered on the main section of our site. You can use the...
Hindsight is sometimes 20/20. That’s what I realized when thinking about the two weeks that my mother spent with me in late August 2005. She was reclining on the couch in my living room and looked at the windows out to my courtyard. “Dorian, there’s a large gap between the windows and the window frame!” she asked. I moved her next to her, looked at where she was pointing, and assured her that her concerns weren’t valid.
What she described may have seemed a minor mistake to most. However, Mom had laser-like eyesight. As the owner of a fabric store, she could quickly spot a flaw in a piece of fabric, a misalignment in a plaid, a mistake in how a seam was sewn or a misfiring element in a sewing machine that needed repairs. Mistaking a gap between a window and a window frame was out of the question and surprised me greatly. During her time spent with me, other issues – such as uncontrollable rages and short-term memory issues – emerged. Thr...
Home vision tests measure the ability to see fine detail.
Visual acuity test - home; Amsler grid test
How the test is performed
There are three vision tests that can be done at home: Amsler grid, distance vision, and near vision testing.
AMSLER GRID TEST:
This test helps detect macular degeneration , a disease that may cause blurred vision, distortion, or blank spots. If you normally wear glasses for reading, wear them for this test. If you wear bifocals, look through the bottom reading portion.
Do the test with each eye separately, first the right and then the left. Hold the test grid right in front of you, 14 inches away from your eye. Look at the dot in the center of the grid, not at the grid pattern.
While looking at the dot, you will see the rest of the grid in your peripheral vision. All the lines, both vertical and horizontal, should appear straight and unbroken. They should meet at all the crossing points ...
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