Cough/cold - can I still have cataract surgery if I have a cough or cold?

You must inform the operating surgeon if you have a cough.  If you can control your cough, surgery can proceed, but you must let the staff know if you need to cough so that the surgery can be paused if necessary.  If you cannot control your cough, your GP may be able to prescribe something that will suppress it. If you have a cold or are feeling unwell, you should not proceed with cataract surgery. Please inform us as soon as possible so we can re-book your theatre slot at a time that’s convenient for you.

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