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  • Why am I sensitive to light after combined cataract-glaucoma surgery?


    Any reason for the intense light sensitivity after combined cataract-glaucoma surgery with stents (small device that helps lower intraocular pressure) implanted? It’s been two months with very little improvement.


    Light sensitivity after cataract surgery is not a rare complaint. People experience this to varying degrees because of both inflammation (swelling), and because with removal of the cataract, more light is able to enter your eye. For some, removing a cataract is like having a brown pair of sunglasses removed for the first time in many years. You should adjust some over time, but may always need sunglasses in brighter environments. Check with your ophthalmologist, but I think it is unlikely the light sensitivity has anything to do with the glaucoma stents.

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