Can You Take Plavix When Having Cataract Surgery?

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Preparation for Surgery

Cataract surgery is usually done as an outpatient procedure under local anesthesia and takes less than an hour. Preoperative preparations may include:

  • Having a general physical examination is important for patients with medical problems such as diabetes. Diabetes can cause damage to the blood vessels of the eyes retina, a condition called diabetic retinopathy. Recent research suggests that patients who have diabetic retinopathy and poor blood sugar control should...
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