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Does cataract affect glaucoma?
Cataracts may naturally coexist with glaucoma, have a causative effect on glaucoma, and/or may even be a result of glaucoma surgery. A cataract is a clouding of the lens inside the eye which leads to a decrease in vision.
What are the symptoms of cataracts and glaucoma?
Signs and symptoms of cataracts include: Clouded, blurred or dim vision. Increasing difficulty with vision at night. Sensitivity to light and glare.
Can Cataracts cause pressure in the eye?
Cataract surgery can cause a change in the eye's pressure. … In general, it is not possible to predict whether the IOP will rise, fall or stay the same after cataract surgery. Sharp increases in eye pressure are called “pressure spikes” and sometimes occur in patients after cataract surgery.
Does cataract surgery help reduce eye pressure?
Many studies have demonstrated intraocular pressure reduction after cataract surgery. However, most recent data indicates that IOP reduction after cataract surgery is more significant and sustained than previously thought. The mainstay of glaucoma treatment is to lower intraocular pressure.