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Can you have cataract surgery if you take plavix (clopidogrel) or aspirin?

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Dr. Deepak Raja
Ophthalmology
4 doctors agree

In brief: Probably

This is surgeon dependent but you can probably have it using topical anesthesia.
Of course, you will be at much greater risk of the white part if your eye turning red--nothing more than the eye equivalent of a bruise. Looks bad but will go away. If you can stop it temporarily and it's ok'd by your pcp or cardiologist, that's even better!

In brief: Probably

This is surgeon dependent but you can probably have it using topical anesthesia.
Of course, you will be at much greater risk of the white part if your eye turning red--nothing more than the eye equivalent of a bruise. Looks bad but will go away. If you can stop it temporarily and it's ok'd by your pcp or cardiologist, that's even better!
Dr. Deepak Raja
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Dr. Michael Ham
I have done 100's of cases under topical and do not stop the plavix or asprin with no complications from taking these medications.
Dr. Richard Witlin
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

In most instances, it is not necessary to stop Aspirin or Plavix (clopidogrel) for routine cataract surgery.
Best to consult directly with your surgeon about this.

In brief: Yes

In most instances, it is not necessary to stop Aspirin or Plavix (clopidogrel) for routine cataract surgery.
Best to consult directly with your surgeon about this.
Dr. Richard Witlin
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