Just curious if anyone else experienced blurred/double vision and light sensitivity after their craniotomy for aneurysm clipping. I am very thankful that I survived a ruptured aneurysm and can move everything, but my vision continues to be a struggle. I was referred to a neuro-ophthalmologist who prescribed very strong tinted prism lenses to help with my blurred/double vision and light sensitivity. I can tell my eyes are slowly adjusting. But I was wondering about other people's experiences?
My wife has difficulty getting fitted with correct lenses after her SAH. After making good use of Lenscrafters return policy, we found out that they allow for a certain tolerance of deviation from the prescribed axis.
We tested this by using a eye doctor's device that looks like the heaviest and ugliest pair of glasses you've ever seen. The doctor can insert different lense magnifications. After wearing this for about ten minutes we then knew that her eyes are very sensitive to any deviation in the manufacture of the glasses. Her SAH was on the right ACOM which is behind the right eye.
Hope your wife found a good eye doctor. Finding a neuro-ophthalmologist was a blessing. Its a specialty within a specialty, check out their national website: http://www.nanosweb.org/home.cfm
Thanks for sharing your experience. Glad to know your vision improved over time.
Thanks for sharing your experience. My special tinted prism glasses have helped me tremendously with the light sensitivity and blurry/wobbly/double vision. Maybe you can ask your doctor to refer you to a neuro-ophthalmologist. These specialists have extensive training in eye disorders and neuro disorders. So, they know alot of tips and tricks to help the eyes function and get back to "normal" after brain surgery.
Please forgive the ignorance. What does SAH and ACOM stand for? My clipping was 2 years ago. I work full time and haven't been able to visit the site in a while. My aneurysm is behind my right eye. Yes I experience all kinds of vision issues, even with eye pain? I go to Doc in Aug for a 2 year check up. I seem to be doing fine for the most part. I just try hard not to get in a hurry to do things.
No question is an ignorant question, knowledge=power.
SAH is subarachnoid hemorrhage, which is bleeding into the subarachnoid space of the brain, most often caused by a ruptured aneurysm.
ACOM is anterior communicating artery, which is a blood vessel in the brain that connects two anterior cerebral arteries.
Hope your doctor can give you information related to your eye discomfort. Like my neuro-ophthalmologist told me-my eyes may never be 100%, but I should be able to see and function with a little help from special glasses and healing time.