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Vision Problems during Pregnancy


Read on to learn about the common causes behind vision problems during pregnancy and some simple things that women can do to deal with them.


Every change in life comes with a pack of happiness and few attached fears. Initially, pregnancy brings in lot of confusion and management problems to a young lady. This also makes her remind all her previous health issues, which can bring lot of fears. It is very important to accept pregnancy as a normal feature for a young mother, else it is very traumatic. Sometimes, the less we are aware of the problems during pregnancy, more the better. Ignorance in many cases is not good, but too much of knowledge is equally dangerous.


During pregnancy, young lady has to go on with few sleepless nights which can also disturb her vision. This can be the least of least problem, which can tend to appear as a major vision problem. Vision problems can occur during early or late pregnancy. In few cases women are utmost confident and bold accepting the journey of pregnancy as a normal change. In such situations, even the earlier problems associated with vision can also disappear and put back a young mother into a perfect vision. But at the same time, major problems associated with vision can never be neglected.


Most Important Reasons for Vision Problem during Pregnancy

There can be various reasons for vision problems during pregnancy. At the same time, in most cases, vision problem during pregnancy are only temporary. As the blood flow reaching the brain is not happening properly, it results into vision problems. In most cases water is retained in the body during pregnancy, this will also disturb the vision. In few cases, the thickness of the cornea increases which can also result into eye problems, making the vision blurring.

Hormonal fluctuations, body metabolism, various fluid levels in the body, blood pressure, blood circulation all these can also cause few vision problems during pregnancy. In few cases there are also retinal detachments, leading to blindness. It is important to check blood sugar and also blood pressure levels. Most often, vision gets restored soon after delivery.

Generally, it is not advisable to use contacts or go for eye surgeries during pregnancy. Though, there are very normal reasons for vision problems during pregnancy, not all times, one can take it light. Doctors advise, proper care and caution is always important. Regular checkups with the doctor are very important to rule out even a smallest of small problem during pregnancy. At times, the problem may not be very big, but it is sure to disturb the peace and confidence of a young and a would be mother. In most cases, it will also rob away the bright and beautiful journey of pregnancy, making it gloomy and fearful. But there is no need to worry. Following doctor’s advice can prove very helpful.


Likely Vision Problems during Pregnancy

Have a quick look at the common vision problems that may occur during pregnancy.
  • Dry eyes and blurry visionChanges in the thickness of the cornea

  • Diabetic patients have more problems

  • Few can also get effected with diabetic retinopathy

  • Glaucoma problems

How to Reduce Vision Problems during Pregnancy
  • Pamper your eyes with cucumber, potato, tomato mask or any other popular vegetable or fruit mask that is known to provide relief from eye problems after consulting your doctor

  • Wash eyes frequently with plain cold waterEat good and plenty of vitamin A rich foods

  • Include foods like milk, yogurt and egg in your diet after consulting your doctor

  • Have a shower to feel fresh and restore brightened eyes

  • Avoid exposing eyes to bright light or sun
You must never put any over-the-counter eye drops in your eyes or take any over-the counter medicine for coping with vision problems during pregnancy. You must always consult your doctor if you face any kind of vision problem during pregnancy.

The journey of pregnancy should be led with full strength and confidence. This way, the future of both the mother and the child will always be bright and positive.


What are the causes of vision problems during pregnancy? How to prevent vision problems during pregnancy? What are the ways to deal with vision problems during pregnancy? Discuss here.

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