• Should I have skin tags removed before cataract surgery?


    Should I have eyelid skin tags (“benign,” or non-cancerous, small growths of the skin) removed before cataract surgery?


    Please ask your surgeon what her preference may be. In general. the removal of a benign skin tag is not a preoperative requirement. Unless, of course, you have a habit of rubbing your eyes in the area of the skin tags, which could cause problems after surgery.

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