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My father was diagnosed in 1999. He has done remarkably well, and still really for his age (80) and years diagnosed, is amazing.


About 3 years ago he started to have vision problems. It was right after a cataract/lense implant surgery. Many, many return trips to the lasik surgeon have proved fruitless. According to the surgical group all the things done in surgery seem to be fine, and not the cause of the problem. He then referred us to an opthamologist/neurologist.


First he diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis. However, the mestonin did not work, so they decided it was not MG. He then refered us back to the regular Optomotrist who has no idea what is wrong. Gave him some prism glasses, but they don't seem to help with the double vision.


My father's regular neurologist has checked the eyes, and is also at a loss. His visions continues to get worse and the symptoms are:

blurred vision (especially in the morning), strabismus on occasion, dry eyes, double vision (varied times and degrees), difficulty with not enough contrast between paper and print to read.


I've searched and asked but apparently there are really no vision issues linked to PD. However, with the increase in his PD symptoms over the last few years the vision issues have coincided. Could it be linked to the PD? Have you heard of any of these issues being linked to PD or medications?


His current meds:

Pramipexole Dihydrochloride 1mg. - 1 ½ tablets 3x per day


Carbidopa 25 / Levodopa 250mg. - 2 tablets 3x per day


Warfarin (Coumadin) 2mg. - 1 ½ tablets per day 1 time per week, 2 tablets per day 6 times per week.


Amantadine 100mg. 2 x per day


Celebrex 200mg. 1 per day


Klonopin 1 tablet at bedtime

Thank you.

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These can all be seen with PD. He should be referred to a good neuro-opthalmologist. Sometimes the symptoms can be improved and sometimes not.

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