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What should I know about balanced salt solution before receiving it?

Before receiving balanced salt solution (BSS, BSS Plus), you should tell your doctor if you have diabetes or a history of diabetes. In some people with diabetes, intraoperative lens changes have occurred with use of balanced salt solution. Additionally, there have been reports of corneal clouding and edema with use of balanced salt solution for irrigation during ocular surgery.

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