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post op cataract meds

What is the normal/average or common dosage and length of time to take eyedrops after cataract surgery for pred forte and antibiotic drops.(given that there are no complications)? Is pred forte supposed to be stepped down and how?

After you are finished with all prescription eyedrops, what eyedrops can be used to comfort sore dry eyes.

Is it all right to swim after two weeks from surgery.

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the rx schedule for cataracts extraction recovery is a matter of opinion by the doctor and there is no general consensus on which drops to use or for how long.  plus every eye is different and some eyes "swell" more than others.

i think most surgeons tell their patients to use the antibiotic and anti-inflammatory eyedrops 4x/day untilt he bottles are gone.  that'll be about a month.

some docs "step down" or "tapor" the pred after a week but some dont.  it depends on the philosophy of the doc.

no, i personally would advise against swimming for at least a month after surgery.

most surgeons will tell you to use over-the-counter artificial tears like "refresh" or "systane" for tired/sore/dry eyes after surgery.



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