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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 119-122

Cataract surgery to lower intraocular pressure


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John P Berdahl
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DOI: 10.4103/0974-9233.56222

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Cataract and glaucoma are common co morbidities. Cataract surgery is frequently performed in patients with glaucoma. In this study, a review of literature with search terms of cataract, glaucoma and intraocular pressure is followed by evaluation and synthesis of data to determine the effect of cataract surgery on intraocular pressure. Cataract surgery seems to lower intraocular pressure on a sustained basis, especially in patients with higher preoperative intraocular pressure. The mechanism of action of these finds remains speculative.


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