Question: I had cataract surgery and a toric lens implant only in my right eye just over a month ago and at my one month post op exam I was diagnosed with glaucoma in both eyes which I didn't have before the cataract surgery. Is this possible and way if it is and can it be corrected?
Answer: It is highly unlikely that you would get glaucoma in one eye after having cataract surgery and a toric lens implant in only one eye. It is sometimes possible to have a temporary increase in intraocular pressure (IOP) in the operated eye but it is usually transient. You should discuss this with your cataract surgeon ad if still not satisfied seek a second opinion.
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