Is cataract surgery recommended on a patient with high IOP?
NOV 03, 2019
Is cataract surgery recommended on a patient with high IOP due to glaucoma?
As a general rule, we try to lower intraocular pressure (IOP) before cataract surgery with medication and laser surgery. If we are unable to control eye pressure, a patient is better served with either a standalone glaucoma surgery or a combined cataract and glaucoma surgery. While it is true that cataract surgery can modestly lower pressure in some patients, uncontrolled IOP requires a more targeted glaucoma procedure than cataract surgery alone.