Sunday, March 25, 2012

Prostate Cancer & Cataract Surgery Recovery

Question: I have a question about recovery from cataract surgery and prostate cancer. I am 78 years old and have prostate cancer for which I take Casodex once a day and Lupron as hormone blockers to keep my cancer in check. I have been taking this for over 10 years. Will these medication affect my recovery from cataract surgery.

Answer: While the actual Cataract Surgery procedure can be complicated by taking a number of selective alpha antagonists or alpha blockers such as Flomax® for an enlarged prostate, the hormonal moderators such as Casodex and Lupron used to actually treat prostate cancer have no affect on either the Cataract Surgery procedure or the recovery from Cataract Surgery. Nonetheless, be sure to tell your Cataract Surgeon about ALL medication that you are taking-both prescription and non prescription as sometimes it is the drug interactions that can cause side effects and problems and not just the medications themselves.

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