I know there have been a lot of vision questions...but wondering

I have noticed that my eyes blur easier. I already needed reading glasses, and I need to wear sunglasses even on cloudy days, but did you notice worsening of a prescription?

I am wondering if it is just harder for me to focus (autocorrect by trying to focus myself) w/o the glasses and that means my eyes blur easier.

Could coils interfere with my eye focus? seems impossible, but who knows.

Should I see a regular optometrist or see a neuro one?

I hope this makes sense....lol

Hi Amy...~ I have been using reading glasses since turning 40...just over~the~counter...I decided to make a eye appointment with an Eye Doctor...and I had a wonderful exam...and he told me, I could continue buying over the counter ... he wants to see me every 6 months to watch the aneurysm behind my left eye... anyways, my problem... since my coiling ... I have a droopy right eye...and it is so painful at times...sometimes blurry...saw Neurologist and I have damage to my 3rd cranial nerve...they don't think it happened from my coiling...because my coiling was done on my Basilar tip artery...right now...Doctors trying to figure things out...sometimes, I do feel the Doctors don't know everything about the Brain ... it is very unique...

Oh btw, Good to see you...~Cyber~thoughts and hugs your way ~ Colleen

Hi Amy, I had a pipeline stent to cove my Annie, which was/is pushing on my left optic nerve, I often get flashing light in my left eye and blurred vision, it can last from a few minutes to a few hours.
I have been to an opthamolagist & he wants to see me again in November which will be 6 months after procedure, I have lost some vision but he is hoping for improvement as the Annie occludes. I wear glasses for reading an sunglasses when outdoors.
Hugs lynn

Hi Amy. If your aneurysm is at the front behind the eye it could be affecting the nerves that make the eye move. I had variable double vision when I first had my carotid aneurysm. Eventually I clearly saw 2, but initially it just seemed to be intermittent blurring or I noticed I couldn't read things well. This has improved as my eye movement has improved following treatment, but I still get difficulties on waking up or when tired. Check with your neurologist/neurosurgeon whether the location of your aneurysm is likely to cause that and if yes it could be documented by orthoptics via an ophthalmologist.


Hi Amy,

Have you tried drops for dry eyes? They were recommended by my opthamaologist and have helped tremendously.


I would definitely get checked out by a medical eye doctor, not just an optometrist. If you can find a neuro-ophthalmologist in your area-that’s your best resource. My neuro-ophthalmologist prescribed special tinted prism glasses, which has helped me see. No more double vision & squinting all the time, these glasses are great. Best wishes to you.

thank you all!

@carole - my eyes aren't dry that I notice. I will see about looking up a neuro-ophthalmologist.

I appreciate all your help, folks!

hi Amy-i heard sunglasses are bad for our eyes- i think you could start with a regular Optomitrist- i did but he was unable to correct left side vision loss brought on by the sah-thanks for sharing- maybe i need nuero one??? -surely the optomitrist would have suggested?? hmm maybe i'll dig deeper! Prayers going out now for our vision healing-have a great weekend!


So glad to read these eye reports. My eyes also have issues. I feel like some of it is part of the aneurysm recovery and some maybe related to pre-rupture events. I use the kind of glasses that have graduated focal points and are the modern version of bifocals. I got them many, many years ago. Also quite a few years ago I started using moisturizing eye drops like Systane, not the get-the-red-out kind. In 2010 I had a BRVO. I also have an exceptional optometrist who stays current on medical issues. BRVO, branch retinal venous occlusion, is sort of like a ruptured aneurysm inside the eye. Blood gets out of the vein and sort of floods the eyeball, in a very small way, and gets in front of the retina so it messes with your vision. A significant percentage of people who have a BRVO have strokes or heart attacks int he following 5 years. My optometrist really whaled on me that I need to go to my doctor and get checked out. Unfortunately my Dr. at the time had no clue and didn't get the idea of following up and checking me out. I have now changed to a new primary care Dr. OK, back to eyes. After my July, 2011 rupture and clipping, I had significant issues with double vision. My optometrist was able to measure the difference between the line of vision between my 2 eyes. He gave me a vinyl prism that attached hydro statically to the inside of my glasses lens. It was developed at CAL (Univ. of California at Berkeley). It adjusted so I could see normally. I used it and gradually spent more and more time without it. That way my eye wouldn't get lazy or forget to try to focus with the other eye. As I healed and the eye muscles got better, my eyes were able to take over and see properly on their own. Well my right eye is still blurry and probably always will be. I also go to a retinal specialist who takes amazing photos of the inside of my eye. I have something wrong with the membrane in front of my retina. It is described as wrinkling or scarring. At any rate, it blurs the vision in that right eye. My rupture and clipping were behind that eye, posterior communicating artery. That eyelid sometimes feels twitchy at the corner and my daughter-in-law said it was drooping at one point. I also sometimes feel little twitchy tickles on the eyeball. Sometimes, though less now, it also feels like my eyeball is too big for the socket. Have any of you experienced these type of sensations? And one more medical comment. The local neuro that I see at this point pooh-poohed those twitchy feelings as nervous tics brought on by stress (assuming my life is stressful). I don't think so! This same neuro passed off my sudden, unusual, large weight gain as normal aging. It is so hard to find a reliable Dr. in my experience.

Oops, that was really long. Sorry.

I have the same problem with my eye on the clipping side - is your forehead above that eye still a bit numb? Mine is, and I think that's what is causing the eye to "droop"...

I'm seeing another type of specialist who might be worth it for you too, a retinal specialist. I would think that the optometrist could look inside your eye and determine if there was anything amiss on the inside. I guess the neuro would know if he was anywhere near or connected to the optical chiasm or whatever it is called. Maybe time is the most important factor. Healing really does seem to take quite a while.


i read drooping can be from nerve damage

Sunglasses bad for eyes? My optometrist who is first rate and impressive recommends them, the polarized ones for protecting the inside of your eye from UV damage. They always look inside my eye and comment on how much UV damage shows, kind of like a dermatologist for the inside of your eye.

Another option are little prism vinyl pieces that adhere to your glasses with water. They are cut to fit your glasses and the prisms are made to match the distance that your eyes are putting between the two images they report seeing. The benefit of the removable prism is that you can gradually get your eyes back to working together by taking it off for a while each day and increasing that time. That makes sense, at least until it is determined that the mismatch of your eyes that leads to the double vision is permanent. Then it makes sense to get glasses manufactured with the proper prism angle. The vinyl ones are a lot less expensive.

That's what I use, Carole. Here there are only 2 brands, Systane and thera-something. The others that aim to get the red out can aggravate dry eyes. My husband has found them helpful if he watches a movie on TV. He used to complain of stinging, itchy eyes. Then he tried my drops and it went away. Now he uses them before a movie and doesn't suffer. I use them every morning. My optometrist told me to try them, thankfully.

Hi Amy, I had a rupture, my vision issues were from the blood behind my retinas. I was extremely sensitive to light for more than a year, probably closer to two years. My vision is not as crisp as before but luckily has returned to pretty good, I do have to use reading glasses but I am 48. It took a few years for my vision to get back to normal. I know I am very fortunate. Good luck.