I am convinced that taking TKIs has had an impact on the development of cataracts in my eyes. An eye exam days before diagnosis showed no cataracts. A year later, after a year on Gleevec, I had cataracts. They have gotten so bad that I'm scheduled for cataract surgery next Monday (and the second eye a few weeks later).
Has anyone else noticed a serious deterioration of vision since starting TKIs? I'm certain that I would have had cataract surgery at some point. . .my dad had his eyes done at about age 75. But 50 seems a bit young to be under the surgeon's knife for cataracts. Crap.
I'm assuming that I can continue on my Sprycel. . .my oncologist didn't seem concerned. The pharmacists at the specialty pharmacy didn't know. Anyone out there have any info on Sprycel and eye surgery?
Looking forward to being able to see again. I can't read road signs, and what I thought was a person standing by a motorcycle turned out to be a park bench. I need to get my eyes done before I drive off a hairpin curve by mistake.