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Can medication be used to reduce corneal swelling after cataract surgery?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Usually with time the swelling will improve.
Typically we use anti-inflammatories such as steroids and nsaids. Muro or nacl can be used for bullous keratopathy. Speed of improvement is affected by endothelial cell counts and age.

In brief: Yes

Usually with time the swelling will improve.
Typically we use anti-inflammatories such as steroids and nsaids. Muro or nacl can be used for bullous keratopathy. Speed of improvement is affected by endothelial cell counts and age.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Michael Ehrenhaus
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Very often

When patients have post-cataract surgery swelling, in the majority of cases it is gone within a few days with the aid of non-steroidal and steroid drops to reduce the discomfort and inflammation associated with the procedure.
However, sometimes, due to an underlying condition (ex. Fuchs endothelial dystrophy) the swelling may linger and may require partial thickness transplantation, called dsaek.

In brief: Very often

When patients have post-cataract surgery swelling, in the majority of cases it is gone within a few days with the aid of non-steroidal and steroid drops to reduce the discomfort and inflammation associated with the procedure.
However, sometimes, due to an underlying condition (ex. Fuchs endothelial dystrophy) the swelling may linger and may require partial thickness transplantation, called dsaek.
Dr. Michael Ehrenhaus
Dr. Michael Ehrenhaus
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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Some prescription drops are needed after every cataract surgery.
Sometimes this is not enough, and over-the-counter drops and ointments known as muro 128 are needed. These are kept behind the counter, not in the eye care isle, because they should only be used by patients who have specific advise to do so.

In brief: Yes

Some prescription drops are needed after every cataract surgery.
Sometimes this is not enough, and over-the-counter drops and ointments known as muro 128 are needed. These are kept behind the counter, not in the eye care isle, because they should only be used by patients who have specific advise to do so.
Dr. William Goldstein
Dr. William Goldstein
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Dr. Harvey Fishman
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Steroids are generally effective to reduce post op swelling.
Muro128 which is a saline drop can also be used.

In brief: Yes

Steroids are generally effective to reduce post op swelling.
Muro128 which is a saline drop can also be used.
Dr. Harvey Fishman
Dr. Harvey Fishman
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Corneal swelling

Corneal swelling after cataract surgery resolves with standard topical medications and a little time (few days typically).
Rarely, the swelling may not resolve and corneal surgery may be needed.

In brief: Corneal swelling

Corneal swelling after cataract surgery resolves with standard topical medications and a little time (few days typically).
Rarely, the swelling may not resolve and corneal surgery may be needed.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Yes. There is a medication called muro 128 5% or the generic name is sodium chloride 5% solution.
It's a concentrated form of salt that draws out the additional fluid from the cornea and helps "clear" the cornea faster.

In brief: Yes

Yes. There is a medication called muro 128 5% or the generic name is sodium chloride 5% solution.
It's a concentrated form of salt that draws out the additional fluid from the cornea and helps "clear" the cornea faster.
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
Dr. LINDA VARGAS
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