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Question:
I'm 62 years old and receive chemotherapy including weekly taxol for ovarian cancer and .7mg decadron prior to the taxol infusion. I also have a kidney stent that's changed every four to five months (10 changes so far) and I take pyridium for a few days post-op. I have a cataract in my left eye and am considering surgery. Will taxol, decadron, or pyridium cause any problems with healing?

Answer:
It should be no problem and it is not uncommon that steroids or taxol can lead to earlier cataract formation.

Answered by: Jeffrey Whitman, MDDr. Jeffrey Whitman

Categories: Cataracts, Eye Surgery

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