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The Leukemia/Bone Marrow Transplant Program of BC

Your Responsibilities
Preventing Infection

Eye Care

Contact Lenses

Do not wear contact lenses unless your BMT doctor says it is safe to start wearing them again. If used too early after transplant, contact lenses can cause injury to your eyes. When you resume wearing contact lenses, you will be at a higher risk of getting an eye infection.  Remember the following:

  • Always wash your hands before putting in or taking out your contact lenses.
  • Clean your contact lenses very well before putting them in your eyes.

Eye Examinations

Some people experience changes in their eyes or vision following BMT. These changes are often temporary and due to medications such as prednisone. Cataracts can also occur after BMT. Because of these possible changes we advise that you have your eyes examined by an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) periodically.

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