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Niacin for eyes

I have been placed on Niacor to raise my HDLs (both HDL and LDH are very low).  I had an eye injury to left eye and now can only see dim light, no images.  Since taking Niacor I have started seeing color (traffic lights for instance) and both eyes seem to have a greater sensitivity to light.  I have glaucoma which I have had under control for 15 years.  Could the Niacor have any impact on my vision?
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639831 tn?1223063080
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
It's unlikely that Niacor is improving your vision. In fact, Niacin is reported to cause blurred vision and macular edema (swelling around the retina) that impairs vision.
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Thank you for your quick response to my question.  Since my damaged left eye globe was dislodged from the eye socket, could swelling around the retina in some way create a condition condusive to permitting more light in?
639831 tn?1223063080
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
That's difficult to say, your question is best directed to your opthamologist.  Good luck!

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