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A 47-year-old member asked:

How long before cataract surgery should someone stop smoking?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 32 years experience
Quit now: It will not affect the surgery, but we all know that smoking kills! quit now, and don't restart after your surgery.
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Does not matter: This should not matter. But you should stop smoking!
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive (LASIK & PRK) Surgery 19 years experience
Smokibg cessation: Smoking cessation is always a good idea bit it should not effect your healing after cataract surgery.
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Last updated Feb 1, 2019

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