About 20% of HELLP syndrome patients reported visual disturbances which includes blurred vision and sensitivity to light. Since this syndrome involves multiple systems and organs, it can affect the visual system as well. This may be due to high blood pressure, which causes vasoconstriction in the brain, effecting vision, and in severe cases even causing hemorrhage. Pregnant women who experience visual disturbances should immediately seek medical care for prompt evaluation that may save her life, as well as her baby’s.
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