General Anaesthetic side effects?

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I am 11 days post op after having bilateral bunion surgery. I have experienced a strange side effect in that my eye sight seems to have deteriorated.  I usually wear my glasses on and off for eye strain but can read writing on PC or Kindle without. Ever since surgery I can not read on Kindle or PC without glasses and even with I feel I need a stronger prescription.  I thought this was due to codeine at first but have not taken this for about 5 days now and eye sight h

as not improved.

Has anyone else had this side effect?  What other side effects have you had?


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    That doesn't sound right, havent heard of anyone else complaining of eye sight problems, I would see someone about that if it doesnt clear up.

    X Jinny

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    Hi den, the only thing I can think of is that because you are sitting around for most of the day maybe you are using you eyes a lot more with reading, computer etc far more than you would normally?? It could be extra strain on them & they are tired? I doubt very much that it could be anything to do with the operation at all. Take care
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    Hi Daren

    I design E-learning for a job and so am usually on a PC all day and then also read on my Kindle during an hour long commute and so I am not sure that it is extra use.  I have tried researching and eye damage is a very rare side effect.  Also read something about muscles being tired after GA and so not focusing so quickly.

    When I'm up and about I will go to the optician to get checked out.  I'm not too worried but definitely seems to be post op as I was reading  kindle without glasses just before going down for op. When I couldn't see well enough to read day after I put it down to meds but like I say day 11 and no real improvement.  Interestingly it seems to be the distance that has changed. I can now see better with kindle at arms length.  The opposite of before.  

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