Precautions to be adhered during Cataract surgery

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    Extra caution is needed to monitor the intraocular eye pressure (IOP) of individuals with glaucoma who undergo cataract surgery. IOP may be elevated in the hours after cataract surgery for any patient. Also, spikes in IOP can sometimes occur relatively soon after surgery. For these reasons, it is essential for people with glaucoma to follow closely the instructions their cataract surgeon provides regarding use of glaucoma medications before and after their cataract procedure and to attend all scheduled visits after surgery. Additional follow-up visits may be needed for glaucoma patients after cataract surgery to more closely monitor eye pressure and adjust medications for optimum management of their glaucoma.
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