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what do platles have to do with an eye examination

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what do platles have to do with an eye examination?
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 6 years ago.

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Please can you describe what you mean by platles? Thanks
Customer: replied 6 years ago.
Plaquetes as shown on CBC.
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 6 years ago.
Thank you so much:

In general, if the platelets count is low or appearance on CBC is abnormal, there is an increase risk of bleeding inside that eye, and so it important to routinely and closely evaluate the eye, especially after procedures that cause eye trauma - such cataract surgery. In addition, I suggest that you avoid aspirin or other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs including ibuprofen, naproxen, or indomethacin, as these can affect platelet and cause bleeding.

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