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Is it safe to have eye surgery while pregnant?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Obstetrics & Gynecology
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In brief: Yes

Generally, unless it's an emergency, like a retinal detachment or lacerated cornea, most eye sugery is best postponed to the postpartum period.

In brief: Yes

Generally, unless it's an emergency, like a retinal detachment or lacerated cornea, most eye sugery is best postponed to the postpartum period.
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology

In brief: Usually

Most eye surgery is done under local anesthesia and there no risk to the developing child from this.
If you have concerns discuss with your OB and your ophthalmologist. And - could it be put off until after delivery?

In brief: Usually

Most eye surgery is done under local anesthesia and there no risk to the developing child from this.
If you have concerns discuss with your OB and your ophthalmologist. And - could it be put off until after delivery?
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