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blurred vision left eye started on Tamoxifen 3 weeks ago

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  • Posted By: Diane5
  • June 16, 2007
  • 01:03 PM

Hi can anyone help

I have recently finished chemo for breast cancer - scan now looking good and have started on Tamoxifen 3 weeks ago. Since then I have noticed slight blurry sensation/not focusing as well in my left eye. contacts lenses are getting unbearable to wear.:( I have been wearing gas permable contact lenses for the last 28 years with no particular problem (apart from having a metal splinter in left eye 3 years ago, which damaged it slightly now better) have been to optician he has decided that contacts needed changing, but thought also it could be the medication.

what are anyones thoughts

Diane

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  • the easy answer (and most likely) is that this is a problem with the contacts. however, tamoxifen can cause a retinopathy and if you are concerned it would be wise to have a dilated eye examination with an ophthalmologist.
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