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I am a Viet Nam vet with exposure to Agent Orange in the mid

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I am a Viet Nam vet with exposure to Agent Orange in the mid 60's, at the height of the war. I have recently (all in the past 2 yrs) been through 3 Retina detachment surgeries and others (laser, cataracts, etc) totally 7 proceedures. With all the exposure to Agent Orange effects, would you say it is possible that exposure could be the cause of my eye problems?
thank you very much
Charley Crick

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Agent orange exposure has been associated with increased risk of cataract with possible retinal complication. I suggest that you follow-up eye doctor (ophthalmologist) for closer evaluation, and for detailed report that your condition so that you can file with that VA agency for consideration. Agent orange can cause a form of cataract called posterior subcapscular cataract. In addition, to other conditions including diabetes type II and others which can cause retinal and cataract complications.

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