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01/24/2012 02:27 PM

Alzheimers affecting eyesight?

Asimplegrl44
 
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I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with an Alzheimers patients having problems with their eyesight? Is there any treatments or suggestions? My mom will be seeing a neuro opthathomoligist...sorry for the spelling...and I would like to be prepared going into the appointment.
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01/24/2012 03:51 PM
tony36
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Sorry, I have no knowledge of any such thing. I would be interested if you find out anything.

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01/24/2012 04:47 PM
alznotwell
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I've never heard of a connection ASG. More likely it seems she doesn't see an object because her brain no longer recognizes what it is. That made it seem like my mom did not see what she was looking directly at. For instance she could see the commode, but she could not recognise what it was, so she kept asking for it. ANW

01/25/2012 06:16 PM
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The eye doctor we just had her to see...he specializes in laser vision correction...said he has seen cases where patients with alzheimers eventually lose their eyesight? I was unable to make that appointment with her, so I'm going by what my sister told me. I think that's one of the reasons he is sending her to an eye specialist. I will definitely keep you up to date as I learn more about it.

02/07/2012 09:12 PM
Roxyruerue
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"I was just wondering if anyone has had any experience with an Alzheimers patients having problems with their eyesight?"

My mom has problems "seeing" like alznotwell said for her is was a problem stemming her not been able to understand what she was seeing as her eye sight was fine. It was problems with her cerebellum. We saw a neuro-ophthalmologis who diagnosed this by watching how her eyes traveled while following an object. Her eyes moments where extremely "jerky".

Keep us posted.

Post edited by: Roxyruerue, at: 02/07/2012 09:15 PM


02/07/2012 10:27 PM
tony36
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Brid never had a problem but there was a problem just trying to test her eyes as she could not give accurate answers but I guess the opthalmologist was able to diagnose anyway.

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02/08/2012 02:29 PM
Asimplegrl44
 
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We just got my moms eyes lasered yesterday to help with a haze she has over it. We are going to see a neuro opthathomoligist in march to see if it is her eyes or her brain. I've asked my mom if she is having problems seeing or if she just doesn't compute what she is seeing and she says she doesn't know. So right now its just a waiting game until her appointment in March.

02/08/2012 03:15 PM
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Thanks for the update. It is unlikely she can help with any information or judgement.

Tony


03/22/2012 07:04 AM
Asimplegrl44
 
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Just wanted to give an update on my moms eye appointment with the neuro opthathomoligist. We were there for about four hours, they ran a whole bunch of tests on her eyes and her computing skills. We still have no definitive answers, she has to go back in April for more testing. There seems to be a problem with her one retina. They still do not know if it is caused by the Alzheimers or not. So we are just waiting for the next step. Hoping for some answers soon.

03/22/2012 09:41 AM
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Thanks for the update ASG. I am hoping it is not the Alzheimer's and that they can do something to improve her vision. ANW
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