Q: What type of treatment should I receive before undergoing cataract surgery?


A: The doctor will prescribe antibiotic prophylaxis/ anti-inflammatory drugs that are used to help reduce the risk of infection a few days before the surgery and also assist in reducing any inflammatory reactions during the postoperative phase. In cases of ocular inflammation (inflammation of the uvea), cold sores or any other inflammation of the body prior to the surgery, it is important to speak with your doctor about postponing the surgery and firstly treating the problem.