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Unread 10-26-2007, 09:31 PM
Change in vision after surgery

Hi everyone!

I had my hysterectomy and rectocele repair on Thursday and just got home from the castle a few hours ago.

I am feeling pretty decent but I noticed this a.m. that I couldn't see anything close up with my contacts on. Took my contacts out and tried my glasses...same problem. I am near sighted and need my glasses/contacts to see distances but have never had a problem seeing close up while wearing my corrective lenses. Has anybody heard of this happening after surgery? It's too weird.

Thanks in advance for your help.
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Unread 10-26-2007, 09:47 PM
Change in vision after surgery

I noticed my vision is blurred ... wonder if the surgery did have something to do with it
Unread 10-26-2007, 10:06 PM
Change in vision after surgery

I had my LSH back in June. I definitely notice a different in my vision, particularly for reading. I made an appointment but in the meantime my glasses have really become my best friend and text is often blurry. I KNOW I need a new prescription.
LSH 6/27/07 for fibroids/anemia
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Unread 10-26-2007, 10:26 PM
Change in vision after surgery

Thanks for responding.

I know my blood pressure was a bit low so the nurses were checking it every 30 minutes. Do you think that might have something to do with it? Could it be the pain meds? I was on Duladid via the PCA pump then I was switched to Vicodin tablets and Toradol through the IV line.

All I know is that it is going to take awhile to get used to taking my glasses on and off.
Unread 10-26-2007, 10:46 PM
Change in vision after surgery

I am also near sighted. I read an article a long time ago that said women who have hysterectomies end up wearing bifocals sooner. Well, about a year after my hysterectomy, I had a headache almost everyday for two weeks. I thought it was sinus related. But the meds that I had for that didn't work and they usually do. The allergy doctor even had me try an anti-depressant that supposedly works better for headaches. That didn't work either. So I went to the eye doctor. She said the doctor that I normally see had made a note in my chart that I was close to needing bifocals the last time my eyes were checked. (That was before the hysterectomy.) But she said my "eyes were BEGGING for bifocals now."

Anyway, I asked her about what I had read. She said that it is true, but nobody seems to know why. I also asked the GYN that did the surgery. He said that he hadn't heard that before. So I don't know anything more about it than I did before.
Unread 10-26-2007, 10:53 PM
Change in vision after surgery

I had trouble w/ my vision after surgery too, for several days. Couldn't focus on anything close up and my eye/hand coordination was weird. It lasted a few days and then cleared up. I think it was either the anesthesia or the anti-nausea patch. Once I took that patch off it got better.

Unread 10-26-2007, 11:06 PM
Change in vision after surgery


I didn't think of the patch...Are you talking about the patch for nausea/motion sickness? They did give me one of those prior to surgery and I still have it on. Maybe, I should take it off but I do hate being nauseous. I think I will though...I can always take some Phenergan or Ginger if I need to.

Thanks again.

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