Can I have cataract surgery if I have an active MRSA infection?
OCT 09, 2014
Can I have cataract surgery
if I have an active Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) infection?
MRSA infections are some of the worst kinds of eye infections. I would not advise any elective surgery, such as cataract surgery, in a patient with any active MRSA infection for fear that it could get inside the eye or other body area. I am sure that your ophthalmologist will help you in this discussion during your cataract consultation.
Answered by: Wayne Bizer, DO
Categories: Cataracts, Eye Infections, Eye Surgery
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Answered by: Jeffrey Whitman, MD