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My mother who is 83 had a tia in February of this year. She

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My mother who is 83 had a tia in February of this year. She is scheduled for cataract surgery in 4 weeks. Is it recommended to wait a specific time after a tia for this surgery? Her only issue has been her short term memory
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Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.
Cataract surgery is considered a low-risk procedure for bleeding. In general, patients can be continued on their antiplatelet or anticoagulant therapies. The 2012 anticoagulation guidelines from the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) recommend that patients who are receiving aspirin and are undergoing cataract removal continue to receive aspirin around the time of the procedure. Patients who discontinued aspirin prior to surgery also had no evidence of increased stroke, TIA, or thromboembolic events compared with those who continued aspirin and had a somewhat lower rate of myocardial ischemia and infarction.
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
So 3 months is long enough to wait before having surgery...Is that what you are saying?
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.
She can have a cataract surgery in 4 weeks without waiting.