Cataract Surgery Lowers Eye Pressure

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Cataract Surgery Lowers Eye Pressure

There is positive news for people who have glaucoma or high eye pressure (IOP) and cataracts, and are considering cataract surgery. This is meaningful as some 20% of patients with cataracts either have somewhat high IOP or actually have glaucoma. Researchers reporting in Current Opinion in Ophthalmology reviewed the effect that cataract surgery had on eye pressure-or intraocular pressure (IOP).

Research on Lowering Effect of Cataract Surgery on Eye Pressure
The data presented suggests that cataract surgery provides a lowering effect on IOP in the long term and the amount of the pressure lowering is proportional to how high the IOP was before the cataract surgery. That is, eyes with higher preoperative IOP have the greatest average lowering, whereas eyes with IOP in the lower range of statistically normal tend to have an IOP that is unchanged from before cataract surgery, or even higher following cataract surgery.

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