Aspirin reduces inflammation, but it can cause stomach irritation. Stomach or intestinal bleeding caused by aspirin can be fatal. Risks for taking aspirin are stomach distress, especially related to bleeding and ulcers. Kidney damage is also a possibility. There are many risk factors for taking aspirin. People who are over 60 or who have preexisting conditions, such as stomach ulcers, bleeding problems, high blood pressure, heart disease, and kidney disease, should talk to their doctors before taking aspirin. Aspirin interacts with prescription blood thinners, diuretics, and serotonin reuptake inhibitors (antidepressants), all of which may increase bleeding risks.
The most frequently reported ocular adverse reactions following cataract surgery were capsular opacity, decreased visual acuity, foreign body sensation, increased intraocular pressure, and sticky sensation. These reactions occurred in approximately 5 to 10% of patients.
Other ocular adverse reactions occurring at an incidence of approximately 1 to 5% included conjunctival edema, corneal edema, dry eye, lid margin crusting, ocular discomfort, ocular hyperemia, ocular pain, ocular pruritus, photophobia, tearing and vitreous detachment. Some of these reactions may be the consequence of the cataract surgical procedure.
Non-ocular adverse reactions reported at an incidence of 1 to 4% included headache, hypertension, nausea/vomiting, and sinusitis.