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Blurry Vision and Accutane

Hello everyone. I have been on accutane for 2 months now. My vision seems to be slightly blurry. I realize this is could be a sign of brain swelling, but I don't have any of the other signs like headaches, vomiting, or dizziness. Has anyone else experienced slightly blurred vision while on accutane? If so, did you continue your treatment? Also, did the blurriness go away after you finished your accutane round?

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Hello everyone. I have been on accutane for 2 months now. My vision seems to be slightly blurry. I realize this is could be a sign of brain swelling, but I don't have any of the other signs like headaches, vomiting, or dizziness. Has anyone else experienced slightly blurred vision while on accutane? If so, did you continue your treatment? Also, did the blurriness go away after you finished your accutane round?

Why would your brain be swelling? :o

Do you drink too much water? xD

Oh, but yes, I've been on Tane for 3 months and I have noticed that my vision is slightly blurrier, and I'm a little more prone to headaches, but all in all it doesn't bother me.

Lately I've been having more difficulty seeing or reading objects that are in the distance - I'm not sure if my vision problems are connected to Accutane or not.

I know that when I was in months 1 and 2 I had really really dry eyes as a result of Accutane, but I guess my eyes just adjusted, because they are no longer dry - however, some of the blurry vision remains. Of course, I'm still taking the meds so if the blurred vision is coming from the Tane, that would make sense for me. =]

I will 100% continue with treatment regardless of the vision effects - unless I go totally blind tomorrow, it is a smaller side effect and nothing that cannot be corrected with glasses or contacts.

Make sure you're keeping your eyes hydrated if you find them particularly dry, get lots of rest and avoid drinking copius amounts of caffeine. =]

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Hello everyone. I have been on accutane for 2 months now. My vision seems to be slightly blurry. I realize this is could be a sign of brain swelling, but I don't have any of the other signs like headaches, vomiting, or dizziness. Has anyone else experienced slightly blurred vision while on accutane? If so, did you continue your treatment? Also, did the blurriness go away after you finished your accutane round?

Why would your brain be swelling? :o

Do you drink too much water? xD

Oh, but yes, I've been on Tane for 3 months and I have noticed that my vision is slightly blurrier, and I'm a little more prone to headaches, but all in all it doesn't bother me.

Lately I've been having more difficulty seeing or reading objects that are in the distance - I'm not sure if my vision problems are connected to Accutane or not.

I know that when I was in months 1 and 2 I had really really dry eyes as a result of Accutane, but I guess my eyes just adjusted, because they are no longer dry - however, some of the blurry vision remains. Of course, I'm still taking the meds so if the blurred vision is coming from the Tane, that would make sense for me. =]

I will 100% continue with treatment regardless of the vision effects - unless I go totally blind tomorrow, it is a smaller side effect and nothing that cannot be corrected with glasses or contacts.

Make sure you're keeping your eyes hydrated if you find them particularly dry, get lots of rest and avoid drinking copius amounts of caffeine. =]

I was concerned about brain swelling because it is listed as a side effect of accutane. brain swelling can result in blindness and in rare cases death. thanks for your input.

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Steph..Please don't make flippant remarks about eyesight and Accutane.(if i went blind tomorrow)

Don't you think that blurred sight is an indication that something is, or potentially wrong?

I can talk on this subject with a bit of knowledge,because I lost an eye to accutane..!!! look at the following problem- Pseudotumour Cerebri- and read it well..!

Some people are so unaware of the possible side effects just so they can get clear skin. I would love to have my eye back even if it meant having acne forever.

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My derm told me that if I had any problems with vision or hearing then I was to stop taking the medication straight away and give them a ring - if you're worried then this is the best thing to do.

It depends what your problems are tho, my eyes are fine apart from them being dry and getting a but blurry when they get a bit "gooped up", so that's not really a problem with the actual function of my eye and it's vision. What I have is a bit like conjunctivitis because my body is overcompensating for the loss of lubrication. I'm using eye drops and my eyes clear straight away.

If this is what you are talking about then you should be fine, otherwise ring your derm, that's what they're there for, this is a drug that needs to be regularly monitored so don't be shy about asking them a question.

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Steph..Please don't make flippant remarks about eyesight and Accutane.(if i went blind tomorrow)

Don't you think that blurred sight is an indication that something is, or potentially wrong?

I can talk on this subject with a bit of knowledge,because I lost an eye to accutane..!!! look at the following problem- Pseudotumour Cerebri- and read it well..!

Some people are so unaware of the possible side effects just so they can get clear skin. I would love to have my eye back even if it meant having acne forever.

I'm sorry to hear that you lost your eye. Did you experience anything besides blurred vision. For instance, headaches, vomiting, or dizziness?

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Steph..Please don't make flippant remarks about eyesight and Accutane.(if i went blind tomorrow)

Don't you think that blurred sight is an indication that something is, or potentially wrong?

I can talk on this subject with a bit of knowledge,because I lost an eye to accutane..!!! look at the following problem- Pseudotumour Cerebri- and read it well..!

Some people are so unaware of the possible side effects just so they can get clear skin. I would love to have my eye back even if it meant having acne forever.

I'm sorry to hear that you lost your eye. Did you experience anything besides blurred vision. For instance, headaches, vomiting, or dizziness?

Hi David

From what I can remember I woke up one day to go and play rugby and could'nt see properly out of my eye,I thought at first that i'd got something stuck in it. It was like a large blind spot? I could see peripherally but could'nt see straight ahead.I left it until the evening when it really started going mad! I would look at light and it was going all wierd colours etc. In answer to your question(sorry) I had been having headaches for weeks, aswell as joint and back pains. I booked into hospital the next morning (A and E) and was rushed directly to an eye specialist.They said it was very probably a tumour,but they were'nt 100%......?

Within weeks of that I was confined to a hospital bed and couldn't walk,they tried lazer treatment for a long time but that did'nt work neither.They took the eye away a few months later.

It is my belief that if I,my doctor or my Lawyer had known about the full extent of the side effects eg. Pseudotumour Cerebri etc. I might have kept my eye..??

If you have any real eye problems or headaches get professional help and STOP the accutane straight away.

Take care

Allan

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Hello guys,

I have just started with my 2nd course of Accutane 2 days back. I am on 30mg/day. Last time I took accutane was about 3 years back, but I stopped after 2 months. This time I am much more serious in completing the course.

One symptom that I could remember since these last 3 years is blurry vision. I could very well read near & far things. But problem I face is when I look in someones' eyes. I can't manage to focus and my eyes start to strain. I've got my eyes tested a few times and everytime they don't find any problem.

Do you guys have any suggestions/thoughts to this problem of mine. Do you think this could be because of Accutane and could it last this long?

Thanks.

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Hello everyone. I have been on accutane for 2 months now. My vision seems to be slightly blurry. I realize this is could be a sign of brain swelling, but I don't have any of the other signs like headaches, vomiting, or dizziness. Has anyone else experienced slightly blurred vision while on accutane? If so, did you continue your treatment? Also, did the blurriness go away after you finished your accutane round?

Notify your MD immediately for any changes in vision, hives, rash, stomach pain, rectal bleeding, severe diarrhea, tingling skin sensation, sun sensitivity or mood changes (depression).

Here's a link

http://www.drug3k.com/drug/Accutane-10372.htm

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My vision is not blurry but definetly altered. I am not sure what i would consider it. It feels like when u stare at something..like I can see it but...it's not in focus or something..weird..

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My vision is not blurry but definetly altered. I am not sure what i would consider it. It feels like when u stare at something..like I can see it but...it's not in focus or something..weird..

That's exactly what I am experiencing. Then when I squint I can focus.

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To understand how Accutane causes dry, irritated eyes, try this experiment. Fill two shallow bowls with water and place them side by side. Next, pour any type of oil into one of the bowls. Now wait a really long time and observe what happens to the bowl without any oil. The water in this bowl evaporates, but the water in the other bowl has not evaporated because the oil formed a protective layer on the surface. This analogy illustrates what happens when Accutane causes the meibomian gland (a specialized sebaceous gland) in the eyelids to secrete less oil. The specific function of the meibomain gland in the eyelids is to secrete oil into your tear film, which prevents tears from evaporating. The problem with Accutane is that it does not know the difference between the sebaceous glands all over the body and the sebaceous (meibomian) glands inside the eyelids. Therefore when Accutane partially or completely destroys the meibomian glands, decreasing oil and lubrication, tears evaporate a lot quicker and permanent, severe, irritating dry eye syndrome is the result, causing the eyes to drag around in their sockets.

I found this on a legal website about accutane,it might explain a few things?

regards

Millsy

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e Effects Exposed: Side Effects of the Miracle Drug ...20 posts

“The “spontaneous action†mentioned by Congressman Strickland and testified .... the UK's Dr. William Cunliffe wrote about Accutane causing severe dryness ...

www.topix.com/forum

This is the site that I found most interesting,have a good look through folks,I feel exconerated in my belief of what accutane can do to some extent..! If you read it carefully the drug manufacturer is paying out $millions to patients in the US..the last one was $10.5 million....!!! to one person..they have also been paying out vast sums of money to "gag" people from reporting the issues.

Have a good read through the site,it is a legal site and as such I would asume 100% accurate.

take care

Millsy

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My eyesight has always been fairly bad, but whenever im on accutane my night vision is decreased a fair bit. Also when im walking about at night my eyes get much more irritated easier and this leads to the tearing up a little which also doesnt help my vision. Daytime vision is pretty much the same though

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I saw an optician i trust recently and she assured me she sees PLENTY of patients in with similar symptoms from accutane, she tells me its the dry eyes which can cause this, especially in people who already have vision issues, and she's not worried about it.

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I saw an optician i trust recently and she assured me she sees PLENTY of patients in with similar symptoms from accutane, she tells me its the dry eyes which can cause this, especially in people who already have vision issues, and she's not worried about it.

That's a little relieving to hear. Reading this topic is giving me the chills because I'd take acne anyday over losing an eye. I can deal with dry eyes but if I start to get blurry vision I'll definitely remember the story above and not hesitate to let my derm know.

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Do you wear contacts? My eyes got dry sometimes during my course, and I was able to give my eyes a rest by switching to glasses occasionally. But I didn't experience blurry vision per se. In all the Accutane paperwork I got, it says to contact your doctor immediately if you have any "changes in vision," so if you're worried, give your dermatologist a call. It only takes a few minutes and it can set your mind at ease.

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I'm experiencing slightly blurred vision while on accutane. Every day My eyes go blured and go back to norm and all over again. This beggining of my 2nd month and I'm starting to notice side effects.

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As unfortunate it is in the case of losing an eye and I am terribly sorry and will pray for you......a case like that is 1 in how many??? 1,000s?

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My vision is not blurry but definetly altered. I am not sure what i would consider it. It feels like when u stare at something..like I can see it but...it's not in focus or something..weird..

That's exactly what I am experiencing. Then when I squint I can focus.

@ Beauty83 and David L - Have you found any solution for this? I was on Accutane in 2003 and have had that problem with my sight ever since. Makes in hard and uncomfortable to read.

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I did have this burry vision problem while I was on accutane, but it all went away after I stopped taking it. But my eyes are still kinda dry though.

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If you use Vitamin C it will fix it. Same problem here and someone mentioned Vitamin C and ever since I've been okay.

Hey dude. I swear I see you on every post!

I take Vitamin C, on top of all the other one's I'm taking for reasons I forget in order to (try to) combat the side effects. I haven't been on Accutane for 4 years of course, but as we know the side effects don't just go away afterwards.

Anyway.. I take Vitamin C and still have this problem...

So that's probably just a fix for you.

I wish someone could make sense of what has happened to my body.

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