Stem Cell Transplant: How does it affect your eyes?

Posted by jeaniecm @jeaniecm, May 26, 2019

I’m scheduled to get a SCT in Aug at Mayo MN. I wear contacts and was wondering if during the time I’m receiving and recovering from this would I be able to wear them. I’ve heard others say they had very dry eyes. I have glasses (which I almost never wear) but if I need to wear often I was going to get new glasses.

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Is your SCT allo or auto? I’ve had both and both can bring your ability to fight infection to zero (no neutrophils) — so putting things in and out of your would not be advisable, if even allowed. And with allo translation, you can get some GVHD that can impact eyes. I would get new glasses.

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