87 year old uncle on warfarin for 10 years and his sight has detererited even with his up to date glasses also he sees black floaters( weblike)
Does warfarin effect eyesight?
- 19 Jan 2014 by roscreagirl
- 26 January 2014
The floaters are a normal process of aging. I have some. After a while you get used to them and don't even see them any more. There can be some hemorrhage into the eye, but the eye doctor would see that when he examined him. Is he on any other meds. Some cardiac meds can cause blurring of vision.
In addition to kaismama's answer, to be sure that there is nothing else wrong you need to see an Ophthalmologist NOT an Optometrist. If he see flashes of light or a loss of side vision this could be a sign of Retinal detachment, Retinal tear, or Bleeding within the eye, so see a Ophthalmologist.
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