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Is the vision problem related to calcium intake?

I had a total thyroidectomy in Dec 2010 and my calcium level hit rock bottom while I was in the hospital. They pumped me up intraveniously with mega calcium and then told me to take 2400 mg calcium after discharge from hospital. While in the hospital I noticed that my vision was severely impaired. Went to my opthalmologist who said there was no connection to the massive amounts of calcium I received. About a month ago, my endocrinologist cut my calcium down to 1260 mg a day. I notice that some days my vision is better than others - and am VERY concerned about it. What should I do?
Thu, 17 Jul 2014
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your vision problem is not related to calcium intake. Get your complete eye checkup. refraction, fundus examinationdone what ever deficiency detected should be treated. Any power defect detected in refraction should be corrected.
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