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It usually take a long time for damage to your optic nerve to get severe unless, of course, your pressure was very high or something else was going on.
The cataract DOES NOT aggravate your glaucoma (except in rare cases) and I totally agree with holding off on surgery until your eye pressure is under better control.
Was, perhaps, your glaucoma being "managed" by an optometrist
? If so, perhaps she did not have enough training and experience to be messing with this progressive, irreversible, blinding disease....
Waiting a month to see the ophthalmologist is not going to cause your glaucoma to get worse....just take your drops as directed.
Does this make sense to you?
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Best of luck in your upcoming cataract surgery.