A 61-year-old female asked:
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my glaucoma is stable with good pressure. if i have vitrectomy for macular pucker how likely is it eye pressure will raise & cause damage to nerve?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Damage unlikely: Retinal surgeons are very knowledgeable about the possibility of pressure rise after retinal surgery. They schedule follow up examinations to deal with this if it occurs and prevent damage. If they are comfortable that macular pucker surgery will correct your problem, then you should proceed.
Answered on Nov 12, 2016
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Dr. Neil Notaroberto
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Immediate IOP rise: is not likely but a post-operative IOP (intraocular pressure) rise may infrequently occur while on postoperative steroid drops and can be treated easily with medication if this occurs. Your specialist will be monitoring for this as part of your post-operative care.
Answered on Jul 16, 2020
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