Cataracts and Glaucoma

Posted by jules359 @jules359, Jan 9 6:17pm

Is it true that you are more likely to get glaucoma after cataract surgery?

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@jules359
According to Mayo Clinic cataract surgery can be a risk for glaucoma.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cataract-surgery/about/pac-20384765
I was diagnosed with glaucoma before Cataracts and after my Cataract surgery my interocular pressure went down and I no longer had to use eye drops and my pressure has been fine since.
Good luck,
Jake

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@jules359
According to Mayo Clinic cataract surgery can be a risk for glaucoma.
https://www.mayoclinic.org/tests-procedures/cataract-surgery/about/pac-20384765
I was diagnosed with glaucoma before Cataracts and after my Cataract surgery my interocular pressure went down and I no longer had to use eye drops and my pressure has been fine since.
Good luck,
Jake

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Thanks for sharing your experience Jake. I have both cataracts and Fuch’s dystrophy. Both blur vision but each on on its own is not severe but together are close to stoping me from passing my drivers licence. I have to get either both issues fixed or can have just the cataracts done.so don’t want to introduce glaucoma as well if I have my cataracts done.

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