blurry vision still

By melaniebecerra Latest Reply 2011-05-27 15:09:06 -0500
Started 2011-05-25 16:05:45 -0500

I wrote a week ago about my eyes getting blurry and in order to write this i have to wear reading glasses and sit 1 inch from the screen,,,sigh!
It is getting pretty scary now but what is weird is i dont think it is permanent, the reason being is when i get up in the mornings i cant see anything or read anything everything is blurry near or far. Now at night after being up for a while i can see and read without glasses. well it started about 3 days after kidney doctor upped my dose of torsemide from 20mg to 80 mg which is a waterpill since my kidneys dont work as well as they should, so after i got rid of about 15 lbs of water in 4-5 days i got up one morning and seen blurry. I tried to sleep sitting up and it is a lil better but i cant sleep like that :(…is it possible water is getting into my eyes or could it be the meds causing my blurry vision? I hope someone can help me or give me some advice…

5 replies

nanaellen 2011-05-27 15:09:06 -0500 Report

Hi Melanie,
Blurred vision is what made me go to the Dr.'s and that's when I found out I had diabetes!! I went from 20/20 to I couldn't see poop!!! Mine was because my #'s were really high and it took 3 or 4 months before my vision came back completely!! I went and spent $475.00 on glasses which I no longer need!! I see that your #'s have been pretty good but it still may take a little time to get back to "normal". Not sure if the meds can do it but I know that if your #'s are not controlled that's probably the culprit! Good luck to you hope you get better soon! Ellen :)

Trudie Ann
Trudie Ann 2011-05-27 04:22:18 -0500 Report

I started having the same problem a long time before I had diabetes. It started around the same time I turned 40. I went to my doctor and he sent to an eye doctor. He ran some test then just laughed at me and said that I would either have to get some reading glasses or grow longer arms. That his diagnosis was that I was getting older and almost every one my age had the same problem. I sometimes wonder now that I was diagnosed with diabetes 15 years later if I might have also been borderline diabetic at the time.
I also had a problem with a med I was taking last year. It did something simular to your problems. Plus it effected my memory. Once the Dr. changed my meds it went away. So your best bet is always to work with your Dr. and let him know everything that goes on.

melaniebecerra 2011-05-26 15:02:59 -0500 Report

well my bg's been good i guess wake up with 110 this morning 168 yesterday sometimes have a 200 in the evenings but thats when my eyes go better. i took 2 beadryls last night before bed and my eyes are so much better now..makes me think allergies? ugh i dont know but this can drive anyone insane.

jayabee52 2011-05-26 10:44:29 -0500 Report

What have your BG#s been? If they're consistently high the vitreous matter in your eyeball is high too, and puts pressure on your eyeball, which changes your focal length which can result in blurred vision.

Yes go to the Opthamologist to get your eyes checked, but you might want to wait a couple weeks for your eyeball pressure to come down, and then get your vision checked again. I'd hate to see you get a pair of glassed you couldn't use because your BG normalized and so did your eyes.

Chad1978 2011-05-25 20:25:20 -0500 Report

You may have already done this, but I suggest that you tell your doctor and/or see an Ophthalmologist. When I was first diagnosed with diabetes I had those same exact issues that you speak of, and had to wear glasses for the first time in my life at age 29, and even the glasses didn't make my vision feel like 100% normal. It only lasted 2 weeks to a month and all went back to normal. Your situation is a bit different, so you really should see an eye specialist just to make sure there isn't anything going on.

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