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Since my SAH just over six months ago my left eye has felt 'strange'.

I have been to my doctor a few times and so far he has diagnosed dry eyes, and gave me drops, and a blood test has shown an allergy ( waiting to find out to what). I have also been for an eye test and that was fine.

It is hard to describe how it feels but eye ache comes close :) it also seems worse in the morning when I wake up.

Does / Did anyone else have anything similar after their SAH?

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Hi Vivien,

Yes, I do ..... My aneurysm was on the right post-communicating artery....very close to my right eye and I had a third nerve palsy, which made the eye shut. Still left with wonky vision, some double vision and I can't look up.

Eye pain can be an indicator that something is going on .... such as pressure behind the eye ..... I still get pretty bad nerve pain around the eye too and sometimes my eye feels "dry" ..... Do you know which artery was affected in your brain? If you're not happy with things, go back to the GP again. I had a warning bleed/misdiagnosis at 38 and went on to have this SAH 4 years later, which was far worse. However, on both occasions I was having eyesight problems pre-bleed, that the Doc and the Optician didn't pick up. If you're worried, be persistent and a pain, as I was told there was nothing wrong, when there was. Eventually, I had a MRI scan.....

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I too suffer from this post SAH. I was at the local hospital the other week to see opthalmologiist and they decided that everything was ok but i am not convinced. My eye closes on occasion usually in the evening and nothing will open it. It's like I have lost muscle tone but is not dry. Seems to weep a bit and have to cleanse with a saline solution. Doctor also says there is nothing wrong but again I am not convinced else why would I be having pain and feeling pressure. Mine is also my left eye. I am going to go and see my normal optician and see what she says. Sometimes the one in the street pick up more than the specialist. Keep on at your doctor and your Neuro unit and they will hopefully give you the assistance you need.

Mollie xxx

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Sounds like this might be related to the SAH as you both seem to have similar problems

Karen

Mine was the left middle cerebral artery and diffused into the left Sylvian fissure, whatever that means! I did actually notice my eye felt 'weird' in hospital but didn't mention it to anybody

I had an MRI a month ago and won't see the specialist until February, so assumed all must be well.

Perhaps it will take time to feel better, I will ask in February unless it gets worse.

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Hi Vivien,

Eye drops can help ... I still have to use them on occasions. The MRI scan result is probably dependant on where they're looking .... perhaps, it's worth checking to see if they covered the area where you're having the problem now.

My only advice is, if it gets worse or it's persistent and feels like a sinus type pain/headache around your face, go back to the Doc and don't sit on it. If you experience diplopia/double vision, you need to get it checked out. I think that my vision problems post SAH have caused me more problems than anything and it's also affected my balance and I have difficulty with walking.

Good luck....

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