Pregnancy is a stage of many physical changes: the chest increases, the uterus grows, the hair looks stronger and stronger, nausea and dizziness occur ... The hormones are responsible for Many of these changes and some of them directly affect the eyes and eyesight of the pregnant woman. Changes in e
Pregnancy is a stage of many physical changes: the chest increases, the uterus grows, the hair looks stronger and stronger, nausea and dizziness occur ... The hormones are responsible for Many of these changes and some of them directly affect the eyes and eyesight of the pregnant woman.
Changes in eyesight during pregnancy
Even women who have a great view and have never used glasses could see how during pregnancy they find it difficult to focus more or their eyes get tired if they spend a lot of time reading or using the computer. Women who already have a vision problem and wear glasses or contact lenses, may also undergo changes that are usually transient changes. These are some of the problems that a woman could suffer during pregnancy in the eyesight:
- Blurred vision and lower vision ability than before pregnancy. If you do not use glasses, it is not advisable to adjust your eyesight during this stage, since a few months after delivery, the eyesight is usually the same as before pregnancy. Putting on glasses could be counterproductive and create a problem where previously there was not.
- Dry eyes. To solve it, it is enough to have physiological saline capsules to moisten the eye.
- Fluid retention can affect the thickness and curvature of the eye, increasing its size.
- Irritated eyes: pregnant women who wear contact lenses may notice this discomfort more. In these cases it would be convenient to use the glasses for a longer time.
- In women with hypertension or who suffer from preeclampsia and eclampsia, they may suffer decreased visual acuity, double vision or loss of vision at any given moment.
Myopia in pregnancy
Women who have a problem of myopia should have their eyes checked during and after pregnancy as it could increase during pregnancy and, especially, at the time of delivery.
It is proven that myopia can increase between half and one diopter in pregnancy due to hormonal changes. If this happens, the pregnant woman should check the graduation of the glasses, although it is possible that after pregnancy she will have the diopters she had before.
On the other hand, vaginal delivery can be dangerous for myopic women and is that the force produced by the bids exerts an extra pressure that is transmitted to the eye. A healthy eye does not notice these changes in tension but in cases of myopia, a detachment of the retinacould occur. Depending on the case, the ophthalmologist may recommend a cesarean delivery.