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can Topiramat decrease your eye sight?

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Hi there, i have read online that Topiramate can decrease your eye sight. Over the past few months i have noticed a huge decrease in my eye sight, and it has been rapid. I can have periods of fuzzy eye sight. Could this be linked?

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replied June 15th, 2015
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Your vision can be affected by various issues including - refractive errors (myopia, hypermetropia, astigmatism, etc) , diseases like cataract, glaucoma, Neuromuscular disorders, diabetes and hypertension related eye damage, etc.

For patients who have been on Topiramate, side effects including - sudden decrease in vision with or without eye pain and redness; blockage of fluid in the eye causing increased pressure in the eye (secondary angle closure glaucoma) have been reported. These eye problems can lead to permanent loss of vision if not treated. Other common visual side effects associated with the use of topiramate include - nystagmus, blurred vision and diplopia.

If you think, that your eye issues have increased or brought on by the use of this medication, it would be recommended that you consult a opthalmologist and a optometrist and seek proper medical opinion at the earliest.

I hope this helps.

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