Could pregnancy affect eyesight?

Could pregnancy affect eyesight?

Being pregnant may affect women"s eyesight, according to a star of Loose Women who has recalled her experience.

Speaking to the Daily Mail, 43-year-old Jackie Brambles said that she had expected all kinds of physical changes while pregnant for the first time at 38, but did not realise that her eyesight would be one of them.

She explained: "My eyesight wasn"t great anyway - I got glasses for short-sightedness when I was 17 and have been wearing contacts since my 20s. But as soon as I was pregnant with my first child, Stanley, I started to have problems."

As a result, she had corrective laser surgery, but warned other expectant mothers to be aware of any potential changes that may occur with their vision.

Meanwhile, a new study published in a recent issue of Archives of Ophthalmology, one of the JAMA/Archives journals, has suggested that the common eye problem corneal arcus may be associated with elevated eye pressure.

by Emily Tait

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