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Posted By: jeanrose
Total Posts: 3
Joined Date: 6 Dec 2012
I have had confusions before regarding cataracts until a significant other contracted the condition. It lead me to research and read more about it and was enlightened by its nature and how to really care for it. In particular, I found a book that explains cataracts in the most simple terms possible. The book So, You've Got Cataract by Dr. David Richardson is a great find. http://goo.gl/ESfI4
Posted : 14 Dec 2012
Posted By: Lavengro
Total Posts: 223
Joined Date: 3 Sep 2009
Dear Bailey, Unfortunately in addition to normal tension glaucoma I now have primary angle closure with moderate cataract, the consultant has suggested cataract surgery, at the moment we are trying to get the blepharitis under control before making a decision. The left eye with the trab is much more comfortable using Celluvisc lubriciant. Best Wishes Lavengro.
Posted : 12 Apr 2012
Posted By: Bailey
Total Posts: 302
Joined Date: 17 Mar 2009
I don\'t know if this helps but I found this article on the Glaucoma Research Foundation website:-

\"For patients with mild glaucoma that is stable we might consider surgically removing the cataract and treating the glaucoma with pressure-lowering medications or laser treatments. Cataract surgery alone on an eye with glaucoma will sometimes lower the pressure in the eye.

For patients with more serious glaucoma and the need for cataract surgery, a combination cataract removal and glaucoma filtering procedure can be considered. For patients using multiple anti-glaucoma medications, a combination procedure such as this would be appropriate.

Combination procedures, however, are not for everyone. The decision to perform a combination procedure depends on the number of anti-glaucoma medications used, how mature the cataract is, and the state of the glaucoma.

As with any surgery, it is important to discuss the risks and benefits of cataract and combination surgery with your ophthalmologist to determine what is best for you\".



Posted : 11 Apr 2012
Posted By: Lavengro
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Joined Date: 3 Sep 2009
Hello, I had a trab two years ago on the left eye this was needled one month later, the eye has never felt the same, impossible to describe only to say I am always consious of the back of the eye, I now have cataracts in both so expect to have an op for these in the future. I would definitely reccomend anyone to get a second opinion if they can just for reasurance. Lavengro.
Posted : 7 Apr 2012
Posted By: lespaul81
Total Posts: 1
Joined Date: 31 Mar 2012
i have just been told that i have cataracts in both eyes,also i have glaucoma,i once had laser treatment for this when i was about 50 years old,i am now 71 years,iam worried about having the operation,if i knew how sucessful it was then i would go ahead and have the operation,my sight is precious i am an artist,does anybody know who has had cataract surgery with a glaucoma problem also,thanks.beryl
Posted : 31 Mar 2012

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