Do you need antibiotics after cataract surgery?

Topical antibiotics are unnecessary after routine cataract surgery, but intracameral antibiotics must be used to prevent endophthalmitis.

What antibiotics are prescribed after cataract surgery?

Moxifloxacin ophthalmic (Moxeza, Vigamox)

Prescribed frequently for cataract and other intraocular surgical procedures as infection prophylaxis.

How long do you take antibiotics after cataract surgery?

Antibiotics: Typically, we use antibiotic eye drops 4 times daily for one week following cataract surgery, then discontinue. For patients who had an LRI, we continue antibiotic eye drops 4 times daily for 2 weeks after cataract surgery and until the LRI incision shows no signs of fluorescein staining, then discontinue.

Are infections common after cataract surgery?

Postoperative endophthalmitis.

The most common cause of this condition is a bacterial infection after cataract surgery. This serious problem can lead to permanent loss of vision. Symptoms vary slightly. They depend on whether the infection occurs early (six weeks or less) or late (months or years) after surgery.

How long do you need to use eye drops after cataract surgery?

For how long must I use the eye drops after surgery.

Most patients should use the drops for at least one month. If you run out after 2 or 3 weeks, it is best to refill them. If after one month you still have eye drop medication left, you may continue to use it until it is completely gone.

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Do and don’ts after cataract surgery?

Don’t drive on the first day following surgery. Don’t do any heavy lifting or strenuous activity for a few weeks. Immediately after the procedure, avoid bending over to prevent putting extra pressure on your eye. If at all possible, don’t sneeze or vomit right after surgery.

What are the drops for after cataract surgery?

The Preservative Free Artificial Tears are to moisturize the eye and ease irritation. When a patient feels the need to rub their eyes, they should apply the tears. Paired with the steroid compound drops, they help with the healing process and fight off possible infections, making them essential after cataract surgery.

What causes inflammation in the eye after cataract surgery?

Following cataract surgery, inflammation of the surrounding structures can result from the breakdown of the blood-aqueous barrier. Inflammation can be poorly controlled or can “rebound” during the steroid taper, leading to infiltration of cells into the AC accompanied by an acute flare of anterior uveitis.

What activities should be avoided after cataract surgery?

Avoid heavy lifting, exercise, and other strenuous activities. Exercise can cause complications while you’re healing. You’re at higher risk of having an accident if you’re doing anything physically taxing.