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Can pain medication increase vision loss?

I lost my vision due to CMV Retinitis but had a small amount of residual vision in my left eye, though very blurred. Recently I have increased pain medication significantly and have noticed all residual vision has gone white and have severe increase in light sensivity. Does anyone have any experience with this or know of anyone with similar reactions? Thanks.

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Hi I lost my sight due to cmv and I suffer from a lot of pain . Thinking it is nerves at the back of the eye. As both retinas detached the eye is trying to look and see. When did u get cmv? And do you know of anyone else. I live in Scotland


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