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what to do if i have high intraocular pressure 3weeks after cataract surgery?

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Dr. Hussain Elhalis
11 years experience Ophthalmology
Follow up: high eye pressure can have a range of severity. Mild elevation in eye pressure can be tolerated for a few weeks but should be managed to prevent any long term issues. If your eye surgeon is concerned about the eye pressure, they will treat it appropriately. Continue your post operative follow up. There are eye drops that can be used to reduce eye pressure while you are recovering from the surgery.
Answered on May 18, 2014
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Hi IOP after CE: If corrected intraocular pressure > than 21mmHg, have eyeMD check position of IOL to be sure haptics are in correct position, no uveitis, do gonioscopy to be sure IOL haptics not touching eye drain/no foreign body. If all ok, pressure lowering drops are 1st used; po pills sometimes needed; if not helping, a laser procedure to open more holes in drain can be tried; last resort: trabeculectomy, tube
Answered on Aug 8, 2014

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