Hello, I’ve had 4 courses of docetaxel, 3 x EC before that. I did mention to my consultant that it seems to have affected my vision - near sight. It does start to improve before the end of a cycle. I wear varifocals. The doctor thought it could be more to do with steroid I take the day before and for the first 5 days of treatment, but I’m not so sure.
Anybody else had this happen?
My questions are: is this something that returns to normal at the end of treatment? How long should I give it before going to an optometrist and thinks about new glasses?
Thanks for posting.
Both docetaxel and steroids can affect vision. It’s good to hear your consultant is aware. It is not possible to say if your vision will return to normal after your treatment finishes, however, it is reassuring that it improves towards the end of your cycle. The patient information leaflet on docetaxel, advises you have an ophthalmic eye examination if you experience blurred vision. So, it would be helpful to have your eyesight assessed.
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