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Experience:  MBBS,DTM&H( Univ of Liverpool),34yrs experience in practice
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Referring to my previous question (above) my husband is now

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Referring to my previous question (above) my husband is now scheduled for cataract surgery. Would you recommend he stop the Warfarin tablets prior to surgery or is it acceptable to continue with the Warfarin and still have the surgery>
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Vakul Aren replied 6 years ago.
Dear customer,
Welcome to just answer.Patients who are at increased risk of thromboembolic events should not stop their medication during cataract surgery.A search of literature has shown that people who do not stop their warfarin /anticoagulants before cataract surgery do not suffer any increased risk of complications.Two main studies can be seen at and