• Managing IOP issues after cataract surgery

    5 monthes ago - By Healio

    It is recognized that cataract surgery can help lower IOP, likely due to the increased angle opening permitted by the thin IOL as compared with the much thicker cataractous lens. But there can be fluctuations in the IOP after cataract surgery, and these should be appropriately managed to provide the best postoperative course for our patients.
    Patients with pre-existing forms of glaucoma are at a greater risk for postoperative IOP spikes. For those patients who use topical medications and have not had filtering glaucoma surgery, these pressure spikes tend to be more limited and transient.
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