Vision & chemo

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Marie25
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Vision & chemo

Postby Marie25 » Thu Sep 26, 2019 2:13 pm

I see that blurry vision can be a side effect from the steroids or chemo. Has any one had it only happen in just 1 eye? (It went away after about 2/3 days) The oncologist says it should happen in both eyes and because of that, if it happens again she wants a scan.
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NHMike
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Re: Vision & chemo

Postby NHMike » Thu Sep 26, 2019 3:52 pm

Marie25 wrote:I see that blurry vision can be a side effect from the steroids or chemo. Has any one had it only happen in just 1 eye? (It went away after about 2/3 days) The oncologist says it should happen in both eyes and because of that, if it happens again she wants a scan.


I don't recall vision problems though I am having them right now due to ragweed. Could something else be causing the vision problems?
6/17: ER rectal bleeding; Colonoscopy
7/17: 3B rectal. T3N1bM0. 5.2 4.5 4.3 cm. Lymphs: 6 x 4 mm, 8 x 6, 5 x 5
7/17-9/17: Xeloda radiation
7/5: CEA 2.7; 8/16: 1.9; 11/30: 0.6; 12/20 1.4; 1/10 1.8; 1/31 2.2; 2/28 2.6; 4/10 2.8; 5/1 2.8; 5/29 3.2; 7/13 4.5; 8/9 2.8, 2/12 1.2
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Gravelyguy
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Re: Vision & chemo

Postby Gravelyguy » Thu Sep 26, 2019 8:16 pm

I had some blurry vision during chemo but it seldom lasted for more than a few hours. Sorry but I can’t even remember if it was one or both eyes.

Dave
6/17 dx mRC t3n1m1 very low rectal tumor 2 liver Mets 1.3 cm and .9 cm

6/17 begin 4 rounds Folfox w/Vectibix
9/17 short course radiation
10/17 rectal and liver resection LAR with coloanal anastomosis (no rectum left)
11/17-3/18 8 rounds Folfox
6/18 still NED!! Takedown
8/28/18 still NED! CEA .8 new low for me
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12/12/18 clear scans, CEA .9 still NED!
6/11/19 clear scans CEA 1.0

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SilverWedding
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Re: Vision & chemo

Postby SilverWedding » Thu Sep 26, 2019 10:56 pm

My husband had decreased accuracy in vision ongoing, and it improved after he stopped chemo.
DH, 56, Sigmoid & rectum
Adenocarcinoma 2cm
 G2: Moderately differentiated
T3N2aM0
Stage IIIb
LN 6/22
5/19 Baseline CEA value - 18.9
Lymphovascular invasion (LVI): present
Perineural invasion (PNI): not identified
Surgical margins: proximal -negative; distal - negative 1.5cm; circumferential - negative 1mm)
MSI status: Waiting‬
Lynch status: ?
KRAS/BRAF: ?
Open Restorative Proctectomy, J-Pouch Coloanal Anastomosis, Loop Ileo w/Appendectomy
Neo-adjuvant Xeloda/radiation
Adjuvant Chemo: to begin 11/19

CF_69
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Re: Vision & chemo

Postby CF_69 » Fri Sep 27, 2019 5:00 pm

I think my eyesight was coincidentally deteriorating at the same time. I did notice that things got more blurry while on Xeloda, but my oncologist said that wasn’t a side effect.

Now I have glasses.
47 year old male
Distal sigmoid near rectosigmoid junction adjacent to upper rectum
Adenocarcinoma
2.8 x 1.8 x 3.5 cm
G2
T3N0M0 after pathology
CEA:
Dec 2018 - 1.9
September 2019 - 2.5
Xeloda / radiation x 25
Laparoscopic LAR April 2019
0 of 12 nodes
Stage 2A
4 cycles of adjuvant Xeloda
MRI on liver for 2mm hypodensity not suspicious.
Clear CT - September 2019

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Re: Vision & chemo

Postby Zod » Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:41 pm

I see that blurry vision can be a side effect from the steroids or chemo. Has any one had it only happen in just 1 eye?

Same thing with me (one eye, during chemo) but is was age-related vitreous detachment at age 62. That is worth taking to an eye doctor since sometimes can be something more than the normal vitreous detachment. Was harmless in my case. Not sure if it happening during chemo was causal or coincidental.

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Re: Vision & chemo

Postby Mohrfamily » Tue Oct 01, 2019 10:21 am

This is refreshing to read. DH has "cloudy" vision at best right now his RN couldn't confirm or deny chemo involvement but is setting up an eye appt anyway to be safe. This week is the last chemo before surgery at the end of the month
DH dx stage IV liver mets largest 6x6.4 cm
Colonoscopy/endoscopy/port place 5/29
4cm mass in splenic flexure
1st round FolFox 5/30
08/2018 new CT no new lesions, clear lungs, slight decrease in colon.
3/2019 PET scan shows greater than 6-7 liver mets largest measuring 3x3 cm. No growth nothing new.
8/15/19 largest liver lesion 1.9x2.1
9/16/2019 OSU to proceed with surgery implant HAI and colon resection
11/19 resection of colon HAI placed no surprises in surgery


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