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Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
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Experience:  Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
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I've been using Nasonex for about one year! I'm 48 and was

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I've been using Nasonex for about one year! I'm 48 and was just told yesterday after an acute case of right eye diplopia that I have a cataract! I've also had steroids in the past for trigeminal and occipital neuralgia and I'm having an MRI tomorrow to rule out MS, Is the cataract from steroids or MS.
Doctor DanB :

Hello and thanks for your question. Are you available to chat?

Doctor DanB :

Your steroid use (injections and/or nasal spray) could have contributed to the cataract formation. If you've had any trauma to that eye, or if you have diabetes, these both could've contributed to cataract formation. But in the absence of either of these two, given that you are young for cataracts, my money would be on the steroid use, yes.

Customer: Yes! Ok! Do you agree with workup for MS given my other symptoms?
Doctor DanB :

I think that is reasonable, yes.

Customer: Ok! Will have MRI tomorrow and will know! Should I dc use of Nasonex?
Doctor DanB :

I think at this point, you don't really gain much from discontinuing the use of Nasonex--you've already got the cataract. If you don't think it's helping you much or contributing to your quality of life, then it's reasonable to discontinue it, especially if you don't have a cataract in the other eye, though.

Customer: Thanks soooo much for your time! Would love to let you know the outcome of my test! How could I do that?
Doctor DanB :

You're welcome. I'll do you one better--how about I send you a note in follow-up in about a week and that'll prompt you to tell me all about it?

Customer: Perfect!!!! Talk to you then! Have a great night:)
Doctor DanB :

You too!

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How did the MRI turn out? Do you know anything new?