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Does eye pressure increase after cataract surgery?

Can cataracts surgery cause the increase of eye pressure? If so, why?
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  • Kristy Prince


    well, in some cases, after the surgery, it is possible for your eyes to have eye pressure. as we know that after the surgery, your eyes will be fragile. so even if you do not overuse your eyes, it can just be high eye pressure. so you should pay more attention to it. or it can just lead to some other eye diseases, such as eye strain, dry eyes. in that way, it will just affect the recovery process. for your situation, you should just have a good rest of your eyes. and then avoid the eye infection.
  • Jonathan


    Normally cataracts surgery won't cause the increasing of intraocular pressure, but on the contrary, it can lower the pressure. Cataracts and glaucoma are said be comorbiditis. Glaucoma is caused by high intraocular pressure which can kill optic nerve ends. Cataract and glaucoma are the leading no.1 and no.2 blindness causes. There many resources studying on the result of cataracts tends to show that in most cases, intraocular pressure is sustainable decreased. Nowadays the technology is advanced, and the success rate of cataracts surgery is quite high, yet there are still some possible complications to be expected. However you need not to worry too much, because many cases of complication are mild, and the symptoms will clear out in days without treatment or can be treated easily. Only 3% patient might develop serious uncommon serious complications. I know someone also complained about the increased intraocular, yet it got back to normal without special treatment. If you do feel something is wrong with your eyes, just consult your oculist at your earliest
  • Rickey Stumphf


    Yes, you may get the increasing eye pressure after the cataracts surgery. There are many side effects after the cataract surgery. Your eye pressure's increase will cause other eyes problems. Thus, you'd better take good care of the eyes carefully. You should not eat the spicy food or smoke or drink which will stimulate your eye nerves. You should have the good rest for the eyes after the cataract surgery.