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Anesthesiology/Vision blurry after anesthesia


Good Afternoon:

I had jaw surgery a few days ago under general anesthesia.  Immediately
following the procedure, my eyes are extremely blurry and I cannot read words, although I can see images pretty clearly.  I am concerned that this may not be temporary.  What are your thoughts?  I will provide more detail, if necessary.  Thank you in advance for your response.


If your surgery was a few days ago, it is no longer "immediately following" surgery---it is 'a few days' later.  Given a few days have your symptoms resolved?--that's the key question.  And irrespective as to what may have caused them, a few days is too long to still have symptoms.  So get in to see an ophthalmologist ASAP if you're still having problems.


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JM Starkman, MD


Over twenty-five years of adult and pediatric, inpatient and outpatient clinical anesthesia practice--some private, some group.

American Association of Physicians and Surgeons. My county medical society.

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American medical school graduate. Board Certified. Fellowship trained Cardiovascular and Pediatric anesthesia subspecialist.

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Over 20,000 anesthetics, the majority of which have been personally managed, with less than 5% consisting of supervising nurse anesthetists or in-training resident physicians.

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