Is it OK for me to take Anastrozole if I have Fuchs’?
JUL 14, 2016
I have Fuchs’ dystrophy. Is it OK for me to take Anastrozole to suppress estrogen because of breast cancer?
Fuchs’ corneal dystrophy is a gradual deterioration of the endothelium, the innermost layer of the cornea. The cornea is the clear dome-shaped windshield at the front of the eye. The endothelium pumps fluid out of the cornea and keeps it crystal clear. When the endothelium stops working as it should, the cornea becomes swollen with fluid, vision becomes blurry, and the eye can be painful.
Anastrosole is a medication to prevent recurrence of breast cancer in post-menopausal women. It does have side effects. It increases the risk of bone fractures, and can cause water retention and acne. It does have one side effect to the eyes—it can cause people to have small pupils, which reduces vision at night. Fuchs’ dystrophy doesn’t seem to be a contraindication (doesn’t prohibit you from taking) for Anastrozole.