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Blurred vision/loss of vision after ACDF

Hi ! I'm a 42 yr old Female. I have C5-6 ACDF 3 wks ago. I was doing ok until about a week ago I got horrible problems swallowing and serve vision loss in Right eye! Of course they say this has nothing to so with surgery and must be a neuro problem?? I've seen eye Dr, family dr, and have a swallow eval and neuro appt this week. Anyone else have these problems?? It's made me me very panicky and upset. I could see before surgery and now I can't! Please help any info be great!!
Thank you


  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,856
    Heard of any vision problms after any cervical surgery.

    But with the loss of vision I would contact your doctor soon. Andake an appt with an eye doctor
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • itsautonomicitsautonomic LouisianaPosts: 1,807
    Coincidence, something new arose or something to do with a surgury you just had 3 weeks ago from which before you did not have these issues ? If you use common sense which one seems the most logical, follow that path. Any damage to nerves , spinal cord in the cervical area can cause an array of things that trigger other neurological issues such as blurry vision and many , many more things. Damage or shock to the CNS can cause these issues. Autonomic issues commonly cause blurry vision/loss vision. Its proven that trauma can cause autonomic dysfunction, surgury is a form of trauma and if you had cord compression before surgury or any nerve issues than those need to be considered.
    I am not saying you have any of this , but truth is unless an neurologist or neuromuscular specialist is saying it didnt have anything to do with surgury I would without judgement.
    Do your due dilegence, trust you know your body and question everything if it does not fit. Advocate for yourself and you will be suprised what will be revealed trusting your body and instinct.
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