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Can eye cataract extraction be done for patient already having glaucoma?

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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Cataracts & glaucoma

Yes, cataract surgery can be performed in a patient with glaucoma and sometimes results in an improvement in intra ocular pressure.

In brief: Cataracts & glaucoma

Yes, cataract surgery can be performed in a patient with glaucoma and sometimes results in an improvement in intra ocular pressure.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Dr. Michael Ham
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Yes, but there may be a slight increase risk for increased pressure or progression of the glaucoma after the surgery.
In general the surgery does not affect the glaucoma. In about 30% of the glaucoma patients after cataract surgery we see a decrease in the pressure of the eye (which can be a positive in patients with glaucoma).

In brief: Yes

Yes, but there may be a slight increase risk for increased pressure or progression of the glaucoma after the surgery.
In general the surgery does not affect the glaucoma. In about 30% of the glaucoma patients after cataract surgery we see a decrease in the pressure of the eye (which can be a positive in patients with glaucoma).
Dr. Michael Ham
Dr. Michael Ham
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Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: Yes

Yes. Underlying glaucoma may limit postop vision though.

In brief: Yes

Yes. Underlying glaucoma may limit postop vision though.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
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