Eight years seven months ago, I woke up on a Tuesday morning with globs of vaseline smeared over my right eye. Well, not literally, but that’s what it looked like as I peered through my glasses and started to cry. I remember that day well. The prior week I had had the nastiest of colds. The kind where you blow your nose constantly, and if for a moment you manage to breathe in through your nose, you end up choking on the phlegm drawn into your throat. Yuck. The previous Friday I had gone to the salon to have my hair cut. Nothing too out of the ordinary, except the sink hurt the back of my head/neck a bit. But I didn’t stop to complain and should have been sitting on a cushion. Somehow, I must have subconsciously thought that the hair cut and temporary blindness were connected ‘cause I didn’t get my hair cut again for another three years. LOL. But that Tuesday morning, the optometrist asked me come in right away as I h...
Though not a common side effect, breast cancer treatment may affect your eyes, including your vision.
Eye problems may include:
red, itchy, or dry eyes
conjunctivitis (pink eye)
blurry or double vision
seeing dark spots
Breast cancer treatments that may cause eye problems are:
tamoxifen, a hormonal therapy
Fareston (chemical name: toremifene), a hormonal therapy
Aromasin (chemical name: exemestane), a hormonal therapy
Avastin (chemical name: bevacizumab), a targeted therapy
Zometa (chemical name: zoledronic acid) and Reclast (a different formulation of zoledronic acid), bone-strengthening medications known as bisphosphonates
Some pain medications also can cause eye problems.
Managing eye problems
If you have vision problems, it can be a sign of a more serious medical condition. Call your doctor right away if you notice that you're having trouble seeing or if your vision changes.
If your eyes are dry, red, or itchy:
Try to blink frequently , especially if ...
Generic Name: MULTIVITAMINS (INCLUDES PRENATAL VITAMINS) -
ORAL Vision Oral Precautions
Before taking this product, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to any of its ingredients; or if you have any other
allergies. This product may contain inactive ingredients (such as soy found in
some brands), which can cause allergic reactions or other problems. Talk to
your pharmacist for more details.
Before taking this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
use/abuse of alcohol
stomach/intestinal problems (e.g., ulcer, colitis)
If your brand of multivitamin also contains folic acid, be
sure to tell your doctor or pharmacist if you have vitamin B12 deficiency
(pernicious anemia) before taking it. Folic acid may affect certain laboratory
tests for vitamin B12 deficiency without treating this anemia. Untreated
vitamin B12 deficiency may result in serious ner...
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