Surgery for Glaucoma and a Cataract
If you have glaucoma and cataracts, you may consider having surgery for both conditions at the same time. Depending on which condition caused the vision loss, you may have improved vision after surgery.
People whose glaucoma is controlled by using one medicine and who need cataract surgery usually have cataract surgery only. Cataract surgery alone is quicker and less complicated than having both surgeries at the same time.
In many cases where glaucoma and cataract occur together, surgery to treat both conditions may be done at the same time.
If you have both glaucoma and cataracts, talk with your doctor about the benefits and risks of combined surgery to treat both conditions.
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