Sunday, August 23, 2015

Eye Pressure Lowered by Cataract Surgery

There is good news for patients who have glaucoma or even a high eye pressure or intraocular pressure (IOP) who also have cataracts. Researchers reporting in Current Opinion in Ophthalmology reviewed the effect that cataract surgery had on eye pressure and found that cataract surgery provides a lowering effect on IOP in the long term and the amount of the lowering is proportional to the preoperative IOP. That is, eyes with higher preoperative IOP have the greatest average lowering, whereas eyes with IOP in the lower range of statistically normal tend to have an IOP that is unchanged from before cataract surgery, or even higher following cataract surgery.

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