pseudoexfoliation and cataract

Submitted by Madden11 on Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:11am

I have pseudoexfoliation glaucoma(PXG).  Cataract surgery went badly on my left eye 11 years ago.  I now have little vision in that eye.  The disease in my right eye has progressed slowly (healthy optic nerve, no visual field loss, but some exfoliation).   Now I have a cataract that is interfering with my vision.  My ophtalmologist tells me it that cataract surgery on an eye with PXG is challenging.  Do any of you have experience with that?  Or a surgeon to recommend.

Cataract surgery questions

Submitted by ralehmann on Tue, 07/20/2010 - 2:36pm

My cataract surgery is scheduled for November. After doing much research online, I decided not to have the cataract surgery at the same time as glaucoma surgery.  And I chose the doctor in my University ophthalmology department who performs the most cataract surgeries. I will see her in October and will discuss IOL choices with her.  I prefer to do monovision (near vision in one eye and far vision in the other) with monofocal aspheric lenses.

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Cataract surgery alone

Submitted by ralehmann on Mon, 06/21/2010 - 3:50pm

My cataracts have progressed lately, and at today's appointment with my glaucoma specialist, he said that I have a choice of either cataract surgery alone, because my glaucoma (POAG) appears to be stable, or a combined cataract/glaucoma surgery, which he prefers, although he admits that many glaucoma experts are currently recommending the cataract surgery first, as long as the glaucoma and IOP are stable, because it may be beneficial for the glaucoma.

N-acetylcarnosine for cataract and/or glaucoma ???

Submitted by ralehmann on Mon, 03/01/2010 - 12:04am

Has anyone tried Can-C eye drops (N-acetylcarnosine, or NAC) for cataract, and, if so, did it help?  The Russian scientist who developed the drops also hints that  NAC is also beneficial for glaucoma (results not yet published), and I read one testimonial claim that floaters went away along with the cataract.  Dr. Ritch discusses NAC in his complementary medicine article, and provides footnotes for the Russian research. ???


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