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Topiramate And Eye
Is indicated to treat epilepsy, but mainly a second line or adjunctive agent, and also useful to prevent migraine headaches. Has several adverse effects including: kidney stones, narrow angle glaucoma, metabolic acidosis, heatstroke in kids, paresthesias, slowing of speech and cognition, drowsiness. ...Read more
Probably not: Not likely in my experience. Your ophthalmologist can examine your eyes to confirm this. ...Read more
Can the medication topamax (topiramate) cause palinopsia? I'm on it for frequent migraines and have started noticing trailing in vision and sensitivity to light.
See eye doctor.: I do not think that palinopsia or having trailing images, as a specific complaint, is listed as a known complication. This medication, however excellent, has been known to cause significant eye problems that can be irreversible. Such things as narrow angle glaucoma can also occur. I would ask for the pressure in your eyes to be checked now and see your eye doctor ASAP. ...Read more
Hyphema in eye after a month vision blur and close vision very unlike eye looks dilated and treatment pred forte , nepaflam, and bidin lstm?
Eye injury: It sounds like you had a significant eye injury that resulted in breaking some blood vessels in the front chamber of the eye. The resulting hyphema may take several weeks to resolve. Importantly, careful restricted activities, intensive ocular medications, and follow up care are essential to give your eye a chance to recover. Complications, such as glaucoma, cataract, failure of pupil to function. ...Read more
Have IIH, taking Topamax (topiramate). Have nausea, headache, diarrhea, eye blurriness/pain/grey tint to vision, grey/blck/whte blurs. Pupils rapidly grow/shrink.
Can dry eye cause migraines or vice verse with migraine causing dry eye. Have suspected dry eye and migraine from medication change. Restasis?
No relationship: Dry eye or ocular surface disease is not related to migraine headaches which are vascular in origin. Both are common but neither one causes the other. Restasis is useful in helping the inflammation associated with ocular surface disease but your ophthalmologist needs to determine the cause of the problem before instituting Restasis therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lower eye pressure: These are standard treatments for glaucoma - a condition in which the internal pressure of the eye is high enough to risk the vision. If you are getting these (or know someone who is getting them) then an eye doctor (hopefully a real one termed ophthalmologist) has seen you, determined the condition is present, and prescribed these effective agents to protect your eyesight. ...Read more
I had an eye infection, and my ophthalmologist prescribed both tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) drops (both eyes) and ointment (affected eye). Is that an overkill?
Probably not: Eyedrops are in liquid and are effective for 1-2 hours until your natural tear flow removes them. Ointment is a nice adjunct for nighttime use as it coats the eye for many hours and therefore is effective while you sleep and do not have to awaken at 3 am to put in another eyedrop. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Headache above eye and nose, had blurred vision in my left eye for about 15 minutes, the clear. Could this be ocular migraine? Right eye ok
Headache: Yes it could be a migraine. Did you have nausea? Would get eye angles checked for narrow angles and eye pressures and optic nerve checked to be sure all ok. See http://youtu.be/UHfYHXYsV_E Consult with us about migraine diet recommendations: see http://eyedoc2020.blogspot.com/2014/02/migraine-diet-recommended-and-not.html ...Read more
Not normally: The eye twitching could be myokymia, secondary to eye strain, fatigue, stress, and even chemical imbalance associated with steroids. But issue here is whether this is the first episode of multiple sclerosis. Get this fully evaluated, up to 50 % eventual ms following optic neuritis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doc says i have allergy and dry eye. constant blurry vision and ghosting. Vision does not improve with drops. with glasses still 20/20 .Whats wrong?
See eye doctor: Allergic eyes only affect vision occasionally but dry eyes often do. Perhaps your vision is blurred because you need something more than just artificial tear but then I don't understand how you could have 20/20 vision if the vision were indeed blurred until this degree of visual acuity is only present intermittently. Please clarify. ...Read more
Vision: I have fuch's disease, astigmatism, 20/30 in one eye and 20/40 in the other eye. Also have dry eye. Why is my eyesight different each day?
Possibly: The problem with medications is that they all can cause side effects. If Methadone was just started and no others meds are new, then there could be a connection between the med and the side effects. Headaches would be more common than blurry vision. Discuss these side effects with the doc who rxd the medication. ...Read more
Topamax, (topiramate) Sodium Valproate, Depakote and Lamictal, which are best for migraine aura, and which have the most side effects?
Migraine: Prophylaxis with either Topamax (topiramate) or Depakote would be considered first line aggressive therapy (for males). With Depakote (sodium divalproate) we often see weight gain and a fine tremor (especially in older adults). With Topamax (topiramate) there are more side effects (weight loss, parasthesias, change in sense of taste, inability to sweat, glaucoma, kidney stones ) www.healthtap.com/drericweisman ...Read more