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Rachyroo 28 posts since
Mar 28, 2011
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Apr 7, 2011 10:24 AM

chemo big puffy watery eye???

On the 2nd week of each chemo cycle my eye lids swell up and constantly water, totally irritating (and not a good luck to add to everything else!), oncologist was quite vague saying the chemo could be causing water retention - what in my eyes???!!!!!!

 

Anyone having the same problem or got any hints or tips?

 

R x

harryeleri 1,220 posts since
Apr 28, 2010
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1. Apr 7, 2011 10:32 AM in response to: Rachyroo
Re: chemo big puffy watery eye???

Hi Rachyroo,

I get watery eyes,not so much swollen ,but sore .I have gel tear drops on prescriptionbecause it sounds strange but I was told that they water so much because chemo makes them dry.The cells in the eye are very sensitive so the chemo affects them easily.

Good luck with your treatment.

Rose xxx

Sharon 168 posts since
Jan 20, 2011
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2. Apr 7, 2011 10:42 AM in response to: Rachyroo
Re: chemo big puffy watery eye???

hi ... i have the same problem, and my son keeps asking me if im going to cry (im not) my eyes are just sore not swollen but im sure its the chemo, just another one of thise things we have to put up with im on 5fu and oxoplatin. hope you have a good week

 

sharon xxx

Sharon 168 posts since
Jan 20, 2011
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5. Apr 8, 2011 2:48 AM in response to: Rachyroo
Re: chemo big puffy watery eye???

hi got my chemo in the morning hence i havent gone to bed yet as im starting to get uptight about it but its nearly 3am and i know ive got to be up at 7am to deal with the daily chores and do the school run .... but my husband will take over now for a week as i will be out of action.. i will be telling the chemo ladys about the eyes, rash on back; red face, hot flushes, headaches my list could go on but i wont;

 

so i will be feeling poorly over the weekend sono gardening for me or partys

 

take care and have a good weekend

 

Sharon xxxx

Lolgar 20 posts since
Mar 7, 2012
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7. Mar 31, 2012 6:33 PM in response to: Rachyroo
Re: chemo big puffy watery eye???

I have exactly the same problem and have tried a number of things to try to take the swelling down. Someone on here has suggested cold tea bags so I will definitely try that. Would be nice to go out without dark glasses on and tears streaming down my face.

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