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Which medication reduces your corneal swelling after cataract surgery?

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Dr. Clement Cheng
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Anti-inflammatory

The best medication for acute corneal edema after cataract surgery will be with topical steroids.
This class of medications decreases inflammation and helps the cornea recover after surgery. Other non steroidal anti inflammatories can also be used.

In brief: Anti-inflammatory

The best medication for acute corneal edema after cataract surgery will be with topical steroids.
This class of medications decreases inflammation and helps the cornea recover after surgery. Other non steroidal anti inflammatories can also be used.
Dr. Clement Cheng
Dr. Clement Cheng
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Corneal swelling

The topical steroid (pink top, milky medicine) helps resolve inflammation inside the eye which helps resolve any postop corneal swelling.
The corneal swelling resolves more due to endothelial cells on the inside of the cornea pumping the fluid out.

In brief: Corneal swelling

The topical steroid (pink top, milky medicine) helps resolve inflammation inside the eye which helps resolve any postop corneal swelling.
The corneal swelling resolves more due to endothelial cells on the inside of the cornea pumping the fluid out.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology

In brief: Steriod

Steroid and NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs/drops) reduce and help the swelling resolve.
The biggest variable is time though.

In brief: Steriod

Steroid and NSAID (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs/drops) reduce and help the swelling resolve.
The biggest variable is time though.
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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