Hydrocephalus and Your Vision

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by Pip Marks, HA Director of Support and Education

Changes in eye vision of any kind are critical to report as they may well be related to shunt failure/malfunction.  Consult with your doctor, neurosurgeon or ophthalmologist, immediately if you ever experience any kind of change in your vision: blurriness, gray outs, double vision, etc.

Increased intracranial pressure can cause swelling of the optic nerve – a condition known as Papilledema.  Papilledema can cause vision loss from mild deterioration to total blindness.  Ask your doctor for a referral to an ophthalmologist.

Click on this link to learn more about “Eye Problems Associated with Hydrocephalus“.

2 Comments for : Hydrocephalus and Your Vision
    • Amanda
    • May 13, 2018

    How common is it to go blind with a vp shunt when you already have bad vision

    • Sheila
    • March 12, 2011

    Thanks for this article. My opthamolgist knows about my hydro but armed with this article I can have a more informed discussion with him

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