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I am 77 years old and have a chronic infection in an artificial knee implant.  Last year I was hospitalized with a severe intestinal reaction to augmentin antibiotic which resulted in surgery.  As a result I am reluctant to take further antibiotics.

Does cataract removal require systemic antibiotics?

Might my knee infection travel to the site of cataract surgery?

Dr Mannu C Rajnani
Dr Mannu C Rajnani  

Thank you for asking query

Normally in routine cataract surgery usage of oral antibiotics is not mandatory but since you have history of chronic infection i personally think just to be on safe side and to have safety cover it will be SAFER and better to start antibiotics just one day before surgery and continue for few days after surgery, though it is NOT mandatory it will be better for your safety

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Dr Mannu C Rajnani


I am a Laser Eye Surgeon specializing in LASIK-Excimer Laser to remove glasses permanently, Phacoemulsification-No stitch surgery to remove Cataract and insertion of Intraocular Lens, Glaucoma, Squint Surgeries, Laser for retina for hypertension and diabetes


Practicing since more than 27 years now and conducted thousands of surgeries for LASIK (waveguide), Cataract,Phacoemulsification, Glaucoma and Squint in anterior segment of the eye

DR MANNU LASER EYE SURGERIES At 1st Floor Saraswati Society Plot 433 TPS3 Khar(West) Bombay 400052 India,Tel: 91-22-26006801-26004467&26007828 Mobile:91-9821032072 Bombay Ophthalmological Association, Maharashtra Ophthalmology Association All India Ophthalmology Association Glaucoma society of India Eye Trauma association of India

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