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A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the treatments for low eye pressure after retinal detachment surgery?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Rizen
Ophthalmology 21 years experience
It depends: If the low eye pressure is due to a leak, then the leak needs to be closed. If it is due to inflammation (which can lead to low or high eye pressure) this needs to be treated medically. Generally low eye pressure is not as easy to treat as high eye pressure associated with glaucoma.
Dr. Bernard Godley
Retinal Surgery 33 years experience
How Low?: There are many factors that can cause low pressure after rd surgery, including redetachment of the retina. A rapidly shrinking gas bubble can cause the pressure to be temporarily low, as well as post-op inflammation. Have a discussion with your retinal surgeon about whether the pressure is seriously low and what to do about it.

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Can an increase in eye pressure lead to retinal detachment?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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No: Retinal detachment and glaucoma are independent variables. Neither causes the other. In the course of evaluation for suspected retinal detachment, the eye pressure is always measured so sometimes glaucoma will be detected by the retinal surgeon.
Last updated Nov 21, 2018


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