May 12, 2013 - 2:43 pm
I went to the eye doc this week, and discovered that I have developed cataracts in both eyes. The doctor said they will probably need surgery within two years or so. The doctor noted where I listed lymphoma on my medical history, and asked if I had received steroids. I said "no," since r-abvd does not include a steroid, but I asked him why he had asked the question. He said that steroids are a major cause of cataracts, and that they are common in people who have had steroids included with their drugs. I was unaware of any of these linkages, and have not yet started reading about it, which I expect to begin this afternoon.