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When should I quit smoking and drinking before an eye surgery?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Immediately

This is a good time to reconsider your habits and use the excuse of the surgery to stop them altogether, especially the smoking which is damaging in the extreme.
Drinks should be stopped 2-3 days prior to the surgery.

In brief: Immediately

This is a good time to reconsider your habits and use the excuse of the surgery to stop them altogether, especially the smoking which is damaging in the extreme.
Drinks should be stopped 2-3 days prior to the surgery.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Martin Mayers
Ophthalmology

In brief: Yes

Smoking can interfere with healing of your eye and should be discontinued before eye surgery.
Alcohol consumption could be a problem and you should speak to your eye surgeon.

In brief: Yes

Smoking can interfere with healing of your eye and should be discontinued before eye surgery.
Alcohol consumption could be a problem and you should speak to your eye surgeon.
Dr. Martin Mayers
Dr. Martin Mayers
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