Possible long term effects of leukaemia on me
Some years later, when I was about 12, I was diagnosed with a condition in my left eye called Fuchs Heterochromic Cyclitis (FHC), as well as a cataract.
There is no conclusive evidence that FHC is linked to the treatment I had for leukaemia. However treating very young patients with steroids can cause cataracts.
Having FHC and a cataract generated huge interest at the eye hospital – it is apparently quite rare to see both in one patient.
In 2009 I had to have an operation on my left eye to repair a detached retina. They removed the vitreous fluid from my eye and removed the cataract. Because of the condition in my eye it will never be correctable and I am told that later in life it can lead to glaucoma.