5 Most Common Reasons For Vision Changes After Pregnancy


Pregnancy is blessing but it has many odds and even. It’s obvious that pregnancy changes the body, and also affect the way you see, it can affect the eyes and quality of vision.

Hormone levels during pregnancy are responsible for most of these changes. It is elevated during the last two months of pregnancy, causing your body to change, also responsible for acute problems of vision dizziness. Here livinghope4all discussing the common causes and symptoms of  vision abnormality after pregnancy.

Common symptoms:

Symptoms of postpartum eye problems, normally experienced may include:

  1. Dry eyes
  2. Uncomfortable contact lenses
  3. Double vision
  4. Dizziness
  5. Light sensitivity
  6. Glare at night time
  7. Eye strain
  8. Headache
  9. Intermittent blur
  10. Increase spots and floaters
  11. Appearance of flashing lights
  12. Temporary loss of vision

Causes of vision changes after pregnancy:

Pregnancy hormones almost changes the women internal system, and she may experience some problems likeof blurry vision or dizziness. If you’re experiencing vision or eye-related changes that concern you, or if you just need help with sudden blurry vision, consult your obstetrician and ophthalmologist or optometrist.

Some causes of the vision change may include:

1. Blurred Vision:

The fluid retention capacity of the eye ducts are extremely hampered after the child birth. Resulted the vision may get blurred or highly distorted. Treatment prescribe by the doctor by effective eye drops or artificial tears will cure the vision problems.

2. Preeclampsia:


Preeclampsia means high blood pressure during pregnancy. Almost 50% of women suffering from this disease during their pregnancy. As a result women suffers from vision problems including light sensitivity or blurry vision. Treatment by taking prescribed medications like corticosteroid or anticonvulsant helpful in cure such disease.

3. Gestational Diabetes:

The blood sugar level may fluctuate during and after the pregnancy phase. If it raises during pregnancy then mother to be is suffering in gestational diabetes, although it is temporary form of diabetes but it may harshly damage the small blood vessels attached to the eye retina. 

4. Pregnancy Induced Hypertension:

Many women taking stress in their pregnancy period and suffer from the problems of hypertension after their childbirth. Such problem is known as Pregnancy Induced Hypertension or PIH in medical terms and may be cause of shifting vision or retinal problems.

5. Pituitary Adenoma:

In some rare cases, a tumor growth occurs in the pituitary gland of the women’s body,distrub the normal functioning of the hormonal secretion within the body, which can further lead to vision problems after pregnancy. This is called pituitary adenoma.