Can cataract surgery be done to treat early-stage narrow angle glaucoma?
FEB 21, 2014
Cataract surgery will deepen the anterior chamber and usually relieve the narrow angle issues. This thinner lens has nothing to do with outflow, but if the removal of the cataract reopens the trabecular meshwork for outflow, the pressure should improve. Sometimes there are permanent changes to outflow that still may require medication and/or surgery.