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Eye sore and red 2 months after cataract surgery why?

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Dr. Constance Okeke
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Inflammation likely

The combination of symptoms and timing make rebound inflammation very likely.
If you recently tapered off or stopped your steroid drop typically used after surgery, your inflammation may not have been completely cleared. If this is the case, the inflammation can resurge when the steroid is removed causing pain, soreness, and redness. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Good luck!

In brief: Inflammation likely

The combination of symptoms and timing make rebound inflammation very likely.
If you recently tapered off or stopped your steroid drop typically used after surgery, your inflammation may not have been completely cleared. If this is the case, the inflammation can resurge when the steroid is removed causing pain, soreness, and redness. See your doctor for evaluation and treatment. Good luck!
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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Red eye post surgery

Most common causes of red eye after cataract surgery: dry eye, meibomian glands clogged (causing a conjunctivitis or episcleritis); allergic conjunctivitis; iritis/uveitis (rebound inflammation); failing cornea from surgery; infection; also: foreign body if suture used;.
See your eyemd to check under microscope for cause as soon as possible.

In brief: Red eye post surgery

Most common causes of red eye after cataract surgery: dry eye, meibomian glands clogged (causing a conjunctivitis or episcleritis); allergic conjunctivitis; iritis/uveitis (rebound inflammation); failing cornea from surgery; infection; also: foreign body if suture used;.
See your eyemd to check under microscope for cause as soon as possible.
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