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...
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 ...
Alternative Names Light sensitivity; Vision - light sensitive; Eyes - sensitive to light Home Care The discomfort of light sensitivity can be reduced by avoiding sunlight, closing the eyes, wearing dark glasses, or darkening the room. However, the cause for the light sensitivity should be determined, since proper treatment may cure the problem. Seek urgent medical attention if pain is moderate to severe in low-light conditions. Call your health care provider if Call your doctor if light sensitivity is severe. For example, if you need to wear sunglasses indoors. Also call if the sensitivity occurs with headaches, red eye or blurred vision or does not go away in a day or two. What to expect at your health care provider's office The doctor will perform a physical examination , including an eye exam. You may be asked the following questions: When did the light sensitivity begin? Does it hurt all the time or just sometimes? How bad is it? Do you need to wear dark glasses or stay in dark rooms? Did a do...
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