Management of the Complications of Glaucoma Surgery

Great info. Wish I read this before my eye surgeries. It will be great for everyone going for surgery to read. ~ Holly

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.

Glaucoma surgery

Submitted by dodieha on Wed, 12/28/2011 - 11:07am

 Hi Everyone,

This is my first post. I am a 72 year old woman with advanced glaucoma. I was diagnosed when i was in my thirties. I was sickly all my life with undiagnosed hypothyroidism, endotoxemia, hypoglycemia along with severe fatigue and too many symptoms to list. For many years I did not take the glaucoma drops regularly as they gave me severe headaches, eye pain and migraines.

I also have congenital cataracts.

I am legally blind and am facing some decisions.

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Cataract as related to glaucoma? Recommendation for surgery? Alternatives?

Submitted by BobDobbs on Fri, 02/11/2011 - 2:01pm

Hi.  Seemingly as soon as I started using glaucoma eyedrops, I started getting cataract in my right eye.  Then the left eye, and both are very bad now.  I am about to break down and get lens-replacement surgery I guess, as I know if no alternative at this point.

Possibly NAC eyedrops (Can-C) would have worked if I started them early enough, but I didn't. 

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.


Submitted by cooney on Thu, 12/17/2009 - 7:20pm


   Has anyone had the SLT (Selective Laser Trabeculoplasty)

   If so, would you like to share your experiences and impressions?

   As I understand it, the operation is quick, very safe, repeatable, and effective. It appears to be a huge improvement over the trabeculectomy (trab). Of course, there is no such thing as a "surgical free lunch"; in addition to ridiculously large financial costs, there are invariably side effects, at least potentially. However, there are problems, as well, with the various medications.

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Intraocular pressure too low after trabeculectomy

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 10/22/2009 - 6:13pm

I had a trabecelectomy 3 months ago, 3 stitches were lasered afterwards and
my pressure was low, but not too low..since i lost considerable vision in
that eye, my doctor was satisfied..However, the pressure has gone too low and
he is trying a pressure patch, otherwise, suggests surgery to add another
stitch.. Any input??or similar experiences?? I really dont want another

Monitoring Intraocular Pressure Following Macular Hole Surgery

Submitted by slclanton on Fri, 09/25/2009 - 3:35pm

My wife lost sight in her right eye 6 years ago due to post operative glaucoma following macular hole surgery. She has now developed a macular hole in the left eye and will have to ungergo the same surgery. We want to do everything possible to make the same outcome less likely.

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What would you do?

Submitted by belann on Sun, 09/13/2009 - 5:35pm

I have been reading the FitEyes posts for a long time now—hoping that I could get some ideas of how to preserve my vision in my only good eye.  Here is a little of my history.  I was diagnosed with glaucoma in 1989.  I can’t even remember what the pressures were at that time because I had no frame of reference.   All I know is that about four years later I had ALT laser to both eyes, and the doctor was gratified that he was able to get the pressure down to 18.  It didn’t last, but it was an initial victory.  Other than the short time after the laser, my pressures ran around 30 in both eyes.


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