|Symptoms ||Condition ||Advice|
Reduced tolerance of contact lenses
The cornea becomes more susceptible to irritation.
|Decrease or discontinue contact lens wear if symptoms persist. Keep a pair of comfortable glasses handy. This is not the time to be fitted for contact lenses.|
| Blurred vision
|| Changes in the retina:
This can be due to pre-existing conditions, such as diabetes
| Be sure to have your blood sugar levels monitored if you are diabetic.|
Distorted vision || Central Serous Choriodopathy:|
This is caused by a leakage of fluid between the fine layers of the eye.
| See your eyecare professional.|
| "Tunnel Vision" || Pituitary Adenoma:|
A hormone secreting tumor.
| The condition is very rare but if symptomatic, see an eyecare professional.|
| Pre-existing symptoms of glaucoma improve || Glaucoma (pre-existing condition):|
High pressure in the eye.
| Eye pressure decreases. In some instances, however, medication is still required. As with all medications, glaucoma treatments should be used with extreme caution in pregnant women. |
|Vision problems that may indicate a more serious condition|
| Blurred vision ||Gestational Diabetes:|
An elevation of blood sugar levels during the last half of pregnancy
|Follow your obstetrician's advice.|
| Blurred vision|
Spots in front of eyes
|Pregnancy Induced Hypertension (PIH)|
|PIH generally resolves itself after delivery, but early treatment is vital to minimizing complications with the pregnancy.|
| Detached retina ||Preeclampsia and Eclampsia: |
This condition is caused by elevated blood pressure reaching dangerous levels.
|Your obstetrician should closely monitor you. Consult with an ophthalmologist regarding any effects on your vision.