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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...
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 ...
Vision therapy includes eye exercises and perceptual training. It is sometimes also called optometric vision training and may include the use of different color lenses. The American Academy of Pediatrics indicates that this treatment is based on the assertion that faulty eye movement and sensitivities cause behavioral problems. This treatment has not been proven to be effective. Vision therapy is normally used to treat lazy eyes, crossed vision, double vision and convergence insufficiency and has been shown to be helpful for these conditions. It consists of exercises performed by a doctor, in the doctor’s office. Sometimes a patient will be given specific exercises to do on their own to complement the therapy. In some cases, vision therapy has also been helpful in improving learning disabilities. Symptoms of vision problems can sometimes mimic some of the symptoms of ADHD. Children with undiagnosed vision problems may have problems reading for extended periods, focusing and ...
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