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How To Prevent And Treat Cataract In Glaucoma Patients

Unlike glaucoma, which damages optic nerve of our eyes, Cataract causes blurred or frosted vision due to clouding of the natural lens of the eyes. The only way to get rid of cataract is through a cataract removal surgery where the natural lens of eye is replaced with an artificial lens called Intraocular Lens (IOL). 

Cataract removal surgeries like Robotic Femto Cataract Surgery and Femto Cataract Surgery are one of the safest eye surgeries as these are 100 percent Bladefree, Painless and Stichless surgical options and the best part is patients can go back home in a few hours! 

But, if glaucoma and cataract coexist in same eye, eye surgeon tailors the specific treatment plan based on an individual's eye condition to maximise the benefits and minimise the risk to the eye. 

  • Let's say, if the cataract has not yet fully developed or is not causing any significant interference in daily activities of a glaucoma patient, then the surgeon may opt to treat and manage glaucoma and monitor cataract rather than going ahead with immediate cataract surgery.
  • Another option depending on the patient's condition is that if the person requires a glaucoma surgery, then the eye specialist may club the two surgeries and remove cataract too, but, only if it does not increase any risk for glaucoma surgery.
  • Though several researches have proved that Cataract Surgery benefits glaucoma patients by lowering their IOP but it may not work for all patients as in a few cases IOP spikes. Besides, a few types of IOLs that cause contrast sensitivity may not suit patients with advanced glaucoma. 

At Sharp Sight (Group of Eye Hospitals), one of the best eyehospitals in Delhi NCR we offer glaucoma treatment through the latest glaucoma laser surgery and anti-glaucoma medications. However, if a patient has mild glaucoma with stable eye pressure, we might consider cataract removal surgery while treating the glaucoma with pressure-lowering medications or laser treatments. 

The condition of glaucoma and cataract coexisting may pose to be challenging in a few extreme cases but there are several treatment options available. Whether or not to combine cataract-glaucoma surgery and also the choice of glaucoma surgery, depends on many other factors like type of glaucoma and severity of the condition, etc., which only can be decided after accessing the patient's condition. 

But, many a times glaucoma patients question how to prevent cataract formation or how to prevent cataract surgery, well, as mentioned above one needs to accept that cataract is a natural part of growing old, therefore, it cannot be prevented once developed, but by making a few lifestyle changes and developing healthy habits one may definitely prolong cataract formation. 

How to Prevent Cataract Progression 

Quit Smoking: It's a known fact that cigarette smoking poses threat to our lungs but did you know it affects our eyes health too! Therefore, to prevent cataract formation you should quit smoking. 
Excess Alcohol Abuse: Like cigarettes, alcohol consumption in excess may prove to be harmful for your health. It may increase your chance of developing cataracts.

Eat Healthy: Healthy and nutrition rich diet should be your priority. Foods rich in antioxidants, vitamin C, beta-carotene and Vitamin E may help to delay cataract progression. Besides, have lots of green vegetables and salads for your good eye health. 

Sun Protection: Make sure to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays as these can lead to cataract formation. Therefore, it is recommended to step outdoors wearing Sunglasses.  

Eye Check-up: If you have any eye problem or not, make sure you get your eyes examined regularly. And if you are over 50 years these regular eye exams allow your eye care professional to look for signs of cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and other vision disorders. Early detection may save you from vision loss. 


For a detailed discussion with our best glaucoma specialist in Delhi NCR, or to seek an appointment with our cataract eye surgeon, speak to our representative at: 011-30051818

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