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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
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
Dr. Neil Notaroberto
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