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A 32-year-old member asked:

Eye sore and red 2 months after cataract surgery why?

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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Red eye post surgery: Most common causes of red eye after cataract surgery: dry eye, meibomian glands clogged (causing a conjunctivitis or episcleritis); allergic conjunctivitis; iritis/uveitis (rebound inflammation); failing cornea from surgery; infection; also: foreign body if suture used;. See your eyemd to check under microscope for cause as soon as possible.
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Dr. Constance Okeke
ophthalmology 22 years experience
Inflammation likely: The combination of symptoms and timing make rebound inflammation very likely. If you recently tapered off or stopped your steroid drop typically used after surgery, your inflammation may not have been completely cleared. If this is the case, the inflammation can resurge when the steroid is removed causing pain, soreness, and redness. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Good luck!
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