• Will the steroids affect my healing of one or both eyes from Cataract Sugery?


    Question:

    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?


    Answer:

    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.


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