Will the steroids affect my healing of one or both eyes from Cataract Sugery?
AUG 17, 2015
I had cataract surgery last Thursday and am scheduled for my second eye next Thursday. Today I received an injection of prednisone for a cough and was put on antibiotics and seven day steroid packet. Will the steroids affect my healing of one or both eyes?
The steroid predisone can slow down wound healing, but not to a significant degree. However, a more important issue is that "cough." If you have a genuine bacterial infection, your ophthalmologist needs to know more about it, and surgery might be delayed.