• trac312 trac312
    August 26, 2010
    i have had a dark spot in the centre of my eye and have blurred vision. Is this normal after chemo?
    trac312 trac312
    August 26, 2010
    I have been through chemo 6 treatments over 18 weeks, i have just had a lumpectomy and lympth nodes removed now this has happened, my optomitrist said today it could be fluid or it could possibly be a tumour is this all connected to my breast cancer? READ MORE

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  • Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    August 26, 2010
    Phyllis Johnson
    Health Guide
    August 26, 2010

    Chemotherapy often affects vision because it can affect fluid retention, which can change vision.  I haven't heard about chemo causing a dark spot in the center of the eye, but I'm not a doctor, so it could be a rare chemo side effect.  Most of the people I know who had a change in their glasses prescription during chemo went back to normal after chemo.  I have read that one possible, but very uncommon, place that breast cancer can spread to is the eye.  I would suggest that you get your oncologist and optometrist talking to each other.  A referral to an opthamologist (eye surgeon) might be a good idea because an opthamologist has more experience dealing with eye tumors than an optometrist.  Any time someone is dealing with unusual medical side effects or complications, consulting with a doctor at a comprehensive cancer center or research hospital can be helpful.  I hope this turns out to be a temporary chemo side effect.


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