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Cataracts may occur in people who also have glaucoma. This commonly occurs in older adults.
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.
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.
Current as ofJuly 17, 2018
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: Adam Husney, MD - Family MedicineChristopher Joseph Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
Current as of:
July 17, 2018
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Christopher Joseph Rudnisky, MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology
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