Pregnancy and its eyes - LANSIER

Pregnancy and its eyes

Eye changes may occur during pregnancy as a result of fluid retention, increased blood volume, hormonal fluctuations and other physical changes that accompany pregnancy. These changes are usually transitory and disappear after delivery or once the breastfeeding period is over. In general, visual disturbances are not serious and it is not necessary to change eyeglass prescriptions. LASIK corrective surgery is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women.

Warning signs

Hormonal fluctuations can cause an eye condition called dry eye syndrome. Ask your ophthalmologist which lubricating drops are suitable for you and what other treatments are safe to use during pregnancy. Dry eye syndrome causes discomfort with contact lens wear in some people. Eating foods high in omega-3 fatty acids (DHA and EFA), such as salmon, flaxseed and walnuts, helps combat dry eye and is beneficial to overall health.

Two potential complications of pregnancy: hypertension and gestational diabetes can manifest with the presence of very blurry vision. If this is the case, call your doctor immediately.

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