Hi. I'm Dr. Rick and I have two decades of ophthalmology experience. I'm online and happy to answer your question today.
I am a retina surgeon and do this surgery all the time :)
Use the Atropine and Gentamicin before your surgery.
Do you have any history of inflammation inside your eye (uveitis) or a systemic illness that is causing inflammation etc?
If not, then I do not think you need to use the prednisolone before surgery. You will use this after.
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Thanks for your answer, this helps a lot.