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Surgery with macular

I was scheduled for total knee replacement & then was diagnosed with macular in both eyes, dry in left & wet in right. I needed injections & was told I could not have surgery because I would be put on a blood thinner afterward. My doctor said I could have surgery when my eye is stabilized. Has anyone had a similar situation? I

  1. Thank you for sharing this question with us. I would like to be able to give you an opinion, but I haven't been through this. The need to have surgery, and subsequent use of blood thinners, while concurrently having injections for wet macular degeneration, would possibly be something that many of our community have been through. I imagine some people would be on blood thinners all of the time and still require eye injections which might present a quandary. I hope some of these community members will reply and share their own situations. Everyone's case will obviously be different because their are different types of blood thinners prescribed for different medical conditions. Medical advice from your doctor is the only advice you can take, but it would be interesting to hear how others have handled this type of situation. Wishing you all the best, Wendy, Advocate.

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