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    could toxin mold damage your eyes?
    Anon_6664 posted:
    A quick question, if you are in a wet/hot environment (apartment had a fire 2 floors of water leaving 3" of water and all our belongs had beed totaled) we have renters insurance thank goodness.
    But sitting in the apartment from 7/19/13-7/28/13 without a/c windows couldn't be opened. had the heated blowers trying to dry the apartment out 4 days after the fire.
    No masks, no protective clothing, I did have mold infections in the lungs and sinuses , (documented by PCP) saw a pulmonary specialist. went on 2 steroid inhalers and predisone and antibiotics.
    Strangely I strated to notice a change in my vision. blurry, double, night time lights difficult to see. as well as "halo".
    I was told at the age of 55 I have cataracts ! with no history at all in my family.
    Is it possible that the exposure of the black mold enter into my body via the skin, breathing )my elbows have a rash after leaning in water(crazy) I did notice that when showering what a horrific smell on my skin and hair.
    Could the mold caused me to get cataracts?
    I wear glasses daily .a year old. notice even with the glasses I could see not see clearly.
    Thank you so much.
    Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
    Mold does not cause cataracts. Long treatments with steroid (prednisone) can cause cataract. Cataract is not unusual at age 55.

    Simple answer, look forward not backward. If you have cataract for whatever reason and your vision is unacceptable, see an ophthalmologist who performs cataract surgery and your vision can be restored.

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