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How long does a cataract surgery patient have to use eyedrops and why?
Antibiotic eyedrops are used after cataract surgery to prevent infection and steroid and NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug) eyedrops are used to reduce and eliminate inflammation. Typically, the antibiotic drops are used for about a week, while the anti-inflammatory drops are used three to six weeks or longer in some cases. Discuss your concerns with your ophthalmologist (Eye M.D.) and I certain that he/she will explain your specific situation.
Answered by: Wayne Bizer, DO
Answered: Sep 24, 2012
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