• Blurred vision from Taxotere - how did you overcome...?

    Asked by cranburymom on Tuesday, February 21, 2012

    Blurred vision from Taxotere - how did you overcome...?

    I've been having watery eyes every since I am on Taxotere/carboplatin/Herceptin regimen. But this blurred vision got much worse to the piont where I have difficult times to read and drive. One of PA suggested Claritin. I am hoping that someone in this community has good tips to cope with this - I would like to keep working as much as I can....supplement, eye exercise, or treatment options, etc....MANY THANKS!!!

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    • lbardos' Avatar

      I had the same regimen and also experienced the blurred vision. You seem to have it worse than I did. My problem wasn't related to the tearing - it seemed to be a problem with the nerves to the eye. I spoke with my optometrist about it and he just said it would gradually improve after I finished with the chemo. He was right. My vision came back within a month. I'm sorry that I don't have any solutions to offer.

      over 5 years ago
    • leepenn's Avatar

      The claritin idea might work... I had this, but to only a tiny degree compared to what you're talking about... Anyway, my better half has these long acting eye drops - WORKED WONDERS!!!! HUGE relief.

      SUCKS that you have this so serverely. I hope claritin works, because if it does, that is a pretty easy fix.

      GOOD LUCK!

      over 5 years ago
    • nancyjac's Avatar

      I have the same regimin and same side effect but it is intermittent. Some times it just lasts for a few minutes, other times several hours. My onc said basically I just have to leave with it through chemo and it probably will self correct once I am done. My is not with watery eyes though, just blurred vision from time to time.

      over 5 years ago
    • jamrck's Avatar

      Taxotere is known to block/collapse the tear ducts. I went thru trying the drops to no avail. I went to an opthamologist; we tried a less invasive procedure first, which helped open the right tear duct, then we tried a Jones tube in the left (requiring surgery). I have good days and bad with the left one - bright sunny days or when I'm really tired, it will still water quite a bit. Other times I can go 3-4 days and hardly notice it at all.

      over 5 years ago

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