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Can cataract surgery cause glaucoma?

I am gonna to take cataract surgery. What should i know before that? Can cataract surgery cause glaucoma?
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  • lova


    Cataract is a common blinding reason. As we know, people eyes have an organization called the lens. Under the normal circumstances, it is transparent which can let the light go through it and some refractive interstitial reach the retina. That is why we can clearly see the outside world objects. However, once the lens for some reason occurs cloudy which will affect retinal imaging. That is why the person can't see things clearly. That is to say, lens opacity cause vision loss in cataract. It is strongly suggested that when we are diagnosed with cataract, we should accept the timely treatment. At the same time, we should pay attention to avoid long-term excessive use of eyes. Usually the cataract surgery is safe and effective if we find the good hospital. However the glaucoma is a kind of cataract which will be happened a lot among the old people. The possibility of getting the glaucoma after the cataract surgery is little.
  • elmos_world_05


    Well, yes, after cataract surgery, it is likely to have glaucoma. Generally speaking, you should know that it is common to have this kind of symptom after the cataract surgery. As we know that Cataract surgery involves the removal of a lens, which is no longer operating properly and replacement with a prosthetic one. Of course, there are a few complications of cataract surgery, such as the glaucoma and the double vision, for your eyes become sensitive and fragile. But on the other hand, it is very normal to have this operation in the United States. So you should worry about it. Just do what doctor has told you. Also, there are also many tips after you have taken the surgery. For example, you should not watch TV or computer in the first week, and also should be careful when you have shower.
  • coloursoflife


    Well, it seems that you have little knowledge about cataract surgery and glaucoma as well as their relationship. So, my advice for you, listen carefully please, is to consult a doctor before you do this because sometimes we make false decisions in our lifetime. In a senses, cataract and glaucoma are both quite serious. Hope you get the right treatment. God bless you.