Eye Problems and Preeclampsia

Do you have a burning question you just have to ask our Medical Board Experts about hypertensive pregnancies? Please email your question to expert@preeclampsia.org Keep in mind, however, that we won't be able to answer every question and our docs can't offer medical advice and won't be able to comment on specific medical cases.
expert on call
Registered User
Posts: 297
Joined: Tue Apr 01, 636702 11:57 pm

Re : Eye Problems and Preeclampsia

Postby expert on call » Sun Nov 15, 636708 1:23 pm

It is common to have some swelling in the cornea that makes it difficult to focus. On the other hand, some women have problems with their retinas after severe preeclampsia. Seeing an opthamologist promptly will allow the cause to be diagnosed.

Expert on Call

Information provided on this site is provided for informational purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the advice provided by your own physician or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing or treating a health problem or disorder, or prescribing any medication. The Preeclampsia Foundation presents all data as is, without any warranty of any kind, express or implied, and is not liable for its accuracy, for mistakes or omissions of any kind, nor for any loss or damage caused by a user's reliance on information obtained on the site. Professional opinions on this condition vary greatly. The Preeclampsia Foundation endorses no one course of treatment or "cure". Responses generated by our Experts to specific questions are based on information anonymously submitted to this site via email, are not based on a complete review of any patient’s medical records and should not be construed as the only reasonable expert response to the info submitted and/or the scenario described.

User avatar
Registered User
Posts: 2525
Joined: Sun Apr 09, 636699 12:44 pm
Location: Lake Stevens, Washington

Eye Problems and Preeclampsia

Postby annegarrett » Sun Nov 15, 636708 1:22 pm

I delivered my baby last week at 28 weeks , he is a very small baby and being taken care of by the NICU at Bryn Mawr Hospital right outside of Philadelphia.

I am doing pretty well, my blood pressure is under control now. I am taking labetelol and procardia. the only physical challange I still have is blurry vision in my right eye, I can see but it does not focus well, I can only read thru my left eye right now.

After speaking to several Dr's, it seems as though this is a normal symptom of the Preeclampsia, high blood pressure and magnesium sulfate that I was on for almost a week. I am going to an eye specialist today, but would like some feedback from you as well. What is your opinion? Does this go away on it's own or is treatment needed to get full vision back?
I would appreciate a response asap, as you can imagine I am feeling lots of anxiety about this.

Return to “Ask the Experts”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 0 guests