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i had cateract surgery in both eyes in jan. since then my eye

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i had cateract surgery in both eyes in jan. since then my eye pressure was raised. i was putting drops called zioptan. after a month the pressure stayed the same. now i am taking new type of drops. pls adv
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Answers are for informational purposes only. If I don't respond right away, be patient. I will get back to you ASAP.

Thanks for this question

This is common after cataract surgery

how can I help?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.

why would not the zioptan drops bring dow the pressure. my doctor said that between 5 and 8 points he was looking for. now i just started taking these new drops.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Stanley

What is the new drop?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.


timolol acelelate?orthaminic? hard to read (so small)

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Thanks Stanley

These two drops work in different ways to lower eye pressure

So they both lower pressure but they affect different molecules in the body

If one doesn't work it is reasonable to try the other.

Some folks respond to one and not the other.

I agree with this plan

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.

my final question. i was supposed to be fit with reading low prescription glasses. I cannot read very fin print. would i not be fitted with glasses until the pressure comes down?

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 1 year ago.
Yes, I would wait until the eyes are stabilized before buying glasses
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