Did your eye sight improved after angioplasty?

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Re: Did your eye sight improved after angioplasty?

Postby pelopidas » Fri Jul 06, 2012 10:52 pm

I had my angioplasty and soon after that my "myopia" (which raised one grade mysteriously some months before) was almost disappeared.
Before my venogram procedure i had to buy new glasses, which now make me feel dizzy.
I am back to low myopia glasses i wore years ago.
I had both jugulars and azygos veins blocked.
It is possible that jugular's blockage contributes to vein congestion of the veins of the eye bulbs.
Optic neuritis may also be caused by venous congestion of the nerve's veins.
I think that correction of the venous congestion of the optic nerve's veins leads to amelioration of colors and correction of the venous congestion of the eye veins leads to amelioration of diathlastic problems (such as myopia)
What do you think?
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Re: Did your eye sight improved after angioplasty?

Postby tiltawhirl » Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:22 pm

Clarity improved on the table. I initially really did chalk it up to just placebo since this is one symptom where there is a high probability of the placebo effect showing up IMO. Now that we are going three months post procedure, I am going to move it from the placebo column to the reality column.

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Re: Did your eye sight improved after angioplasty?

Postby Cece » Sat Jul 07, 2012 12:31 am

My contacts prescription improved after the procedure. For a year and a half now I've been buying just one box at a time, thinking it won't last.
I think that correction of the venous congestion of the optic nerve's veins leads to amelioration of colors and correction of the venous congestion of the eye veins leads to amelioration of diathlastic problems (such as myopia)

Interesting separation of what could be causing what.
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Re: Did your eye sight improved after angioplasty?

Postby sou » Sat Jul 07, 2012 4:38 am

My perception of colours improved significantly after PTA. I realized it almost immediately after the procedure, just the following morning. I used to see as if the "colour setting" was set to 75%, instead of 100%. I used to think that my eyesight was ok, because I had no second pair of eyes to compare.

I used to have a very annoying issue, as well. My left eye used to involuntarily change its focus, especially when looking at a light when in darkness. This hasn't ever happened again (yet), 2 and a half years later. I doubt that the bad blockage of my left IJV was a coincidence.

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Re: Did your eye sight improved after angioplasty?

Postby Rosegirl » Sat Jul 07, 2012 5:12 am

While on the table during my first procedure, I experienced the "HD effect" where colors were brighter and sharper. A year later, while in recovery after a second procedure, my vision improved so that I could read the tiniest print on a pill bottle. My opthamologist said that the increase in accuity was due to the change in pressure on the eyeball(s) caused by the procedure. As the presure changed, it shifted the focal point. He said this phenomenon was common.

A year later I had a third procedure that showed that all my veins had restenosed and most of them were not reopened during the procedure, but the ability to read that tiny print has remained consistent.
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Re: Did your eye sight improved after angioplasty?

Postby CureIous » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:00 am

This is a big one for me, having optic neuropathy as my number one complaint in years previous and since my initial CIS Dx, it wasn't until 2008 when it flared up again in full force, that I learned from the opthamalogist about colors. That was a game changer for me, insofar as SEEING, daily, the effects, besides the otherwise nebulous sx that occurred from time to time, usually in heat or stress situations.

She held up the bottle during the exam, it had a red top, I closed left eye, then right eye, the left was bright and normal red, the right, oh boy muddy looking brick color.

Thats when it finally dawned on me that yes, I really DO have some deficits going on, and damage, and its not just about all those other global Sx and fatigue and memory and wall rubbing balance issues whatever.

I found myself for many months after that, doing the left/right closing, at every traffic light, at cars, at colors, and it was pronounced and very very real. Green/left was green, green right was greyish green. I made a game out of it, seeing how many different colors I could see in one day out of two eyeballs.

To this day, and without interruption, even right now, both are the same.

CCSVI came and that all went away. Sorry I cannot put it in a test tube, or measure it, or prove it, or even that it proves anything.

But it keeps me handing out Marie's book to the listening ear, in hopes that someone else can experience likewise. Whatever it is and however the process works, it worked for me, and four summers in a row now have me saying, " bring on the heat!".
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Re: Did your eye sight improved after angioplasty?

Postby ErikaSlovakia » Sat Jul 07, 2012 11:32 pm

No.
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Oh, I forgot. Colours were brighter but vision was not actally better. My OCT after 2 months showed the same problems with both eye nerves as before.
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Re: Did your eye sight improved after angioplasty?

Postby DougL » Mon Jul 09, 2012 8:20 am

driving home from Dr S - "look at how bright and colorful the signs look"


almost 1 year later driving from Halifax to Toronto - spent the whole time listening to my partner rave about how bright and lush and green the fields were.

it was nothing that wasn't there last year. she was not able to see it until now.

so YES it did improve.
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Re: Did your eye sight improved after angioplasty?

Postby Cece » Mon Jul 09, 2012 10:10 am

Pre-procedure I used to read TiMS set at 125%, now I read it at 100%.
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