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The Voice of Canadians With Breast Cancer


Educational Events


Managing Eye and Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments

A free CancerCare Connect ® Education Workshop for people living with cancer, their families, partners, caregivers, friends and health care professionals Listen to this workshop over the telephone or connect to our webcast online.


Brian P. Marr, MD
John Wilson Espy, MD Professor of Ophthalmology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York-Presbyterian / Columbia University Irving Medical Center

Hakan Demirci, MD
Richard N. and Marilyn K. Witham Professor of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, Director, Ocular Oncology, Kellogg Eye Center, University of Michigan Health

Stewart B. Fleishman, MD
Former Founding Director, Cancer Support Services, Continuum Cancer Centers of New York, Author, Researcher in Oncology

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW
Director of Education and Training, CancerCare


Mon., January 24th, 2022
1:30PM to 2:30PM (ET)




  • For people living with cancer, their families, partners, caregivers and friends

  • Healthcare professionals

Key topics:

  • Overview of Common Eye & Vision Changes Related to Cancer Treatments
  • Cause & Risk Factors
  • Discussion of Common Eye & Vision Changes
  • Tips to Manage Dry Eyes, Watery Eyes, Itching Eyes, Blepharitis, Loss of Eyelashes, Floaters & Flashing Lights
  • The Role of the Multidisciplinary Team
  • Tips to Manage Low Vision
  • How Eye Products Can Help You Manage Eye & Vision Changes
  • Clinical Trials
  • Communication with Your Health Care Team
  • Guidelines for Eye Examinations & Check-Ups
  • Communicating with the Health Care Team with Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments
  • Guidelines to Prepare for Telehealth/Telemedicine Appointments, including Technology, List of Questions, Follow-Up Care & Discussion of OpenNotes
  • Key Questions to Ask Your Health Care Team about Quality-of-Life Concerns
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

For more information and to register, click here.



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