• Eyesight and chemo?

    Asked by Bellamore on Thursday, July 26, 2012

    Eyesight and chemo?

    I've been getting chemo since December and I think my eyesight is getting blurrier. I wear trifocals as it is, so I always have a bit of distortion in my eyesight, But I think since chemo it's gotten worse. Am I just imagining this or can chemo distort your eyesight?

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    • FreeBird's Avatar

      Are they giving you Gemzar? I think I remember reading something about that.

      about 4 years ago
    • FreeBird's Avatar

      Here's where I read it while looking up my dad's drugs. http://www.drugs.com/gemzar.html It says to notify the doctor if you have any vision problems.

      about 4 years ago
    • hilary's Avatar

      Dad's eyesight changed with treatments... I think it got better. The cause was related to blood sugars being out of whack. His eyesight was diminishing PRE-diagnosis because he couldn't control his blood sugar... his pancreas had a knarly tumor keeping it from working. With chemo, your blood sugar could be out of control because of eating habit changes... just a thought.

      about 4 years ago
    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      I did not have any change in eyesight, one of the only things that I don't think changed.

      about 4 years ago
    • Lirasgirl33's Avatar

      Yup. mine got worse. I've been wanting to get glasses but I'm going to wait until I'm done with all this treatment to see if my vision goes back to what it used to be.

      about 4 years ago
    • bewell's Avatar

      My eyesight has definitely changed in the past two years. Not a lot, but during chemo, I would have issues with vision and friends would tell me my pupils were dialated. Now that would be for several hours after treatment and it would return to 'normal'. You are not alone.

      about 4 years ago

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