Is it ok to be taking Accutane and have eye cataract surgery? Catarac surgery planned for end of October. I'm 16.5 year old, male. I will start Accutane treatment for acne shortly (end of August).
Will Accutane Affect Cataract Surgery?
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Accutane after cataract surgery
Accutane impairs wound healing, so I probably wouldn't start accutane for at least 3months, and more preferably 6 months after cataract surgery. Checking with your eye surgeon is very important.
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