Lens-Particle Glaucoma (cont.)
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Lens-Particle Glaucoma Medications
The goal of therapy is to reduce IOP. Medications can often be used for a short period of time and then discontinued. Your IOP is still monitored after medications are stopped; if your IOP increases, therapy may be started again.
Lens-Particle Glaucoma Surgery
If IOP remains uncontrolled despite treatment with medicated eye drops, then surgery may be required to remove residual lens particles. Elevated IOP may improve significantly in response to the surgical removal of any unabsorbed lens material.
A nonsurgical approach may be equally successful in the following cases: small, retained lens fragments can be effectively broken down and reabsorbed; intraocular inflammation and IOP can be acceptably controlled with medications; and the trabecular meshwork is able to completely clear the lens material.
Brian R Sullivan, MD
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