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I'm booked in for surgery on my right eye cataract in about a month's time and was told by the surgeon that it's a classic cortisone caused fast accelerating cataract. I asked my pulmonary practice nurse about cortisone & cataracts a while ago and she said the amount which gets into the rest of the body via the lungs is too small to cause cataracts: I've now let her know that the surgeon says differently and also said that she often sees this.
I'm wondering how many other people on coritsone puffers for COPD have been lulled into a false sense of security about this? I should say I would still have used the puffer because prior to it being prescribed I was coughing almost contiually and to quote one doctor: "Most of us are going to get cataracts anyway if we live long enough."
I'm wondering what other people's experience has been in relation to this connecdtion? I posted similarly on the COPD forum and no-one there seemed to be aware of it.
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