Lens-Particle Glaucoma (cont.)
If you develop acute glaucoma following cataract surgery, laser capsulotomy, or eye injury/trauma, your IOP is closely monitored and controlled with medications. Any intraocular inflammation is also monitored and treated. Depending on the degree of IOP control and the presence of other coexisting complications (for
example, optic nerve damage), you may require daily to weekly follow-up care.
Hospital admission is rarely necessary in cases of lens-particle glaucoma. However, admission may be considered in the following situations:
- Your IOP is severely elevated and you require intravenous mannitol (Osmitrol), a medicine to help reduce and control your IOP.
- You are scheduled to undergo immediate surgery to remove residual lens particles.
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