High post-op eye pressure
by S. Richardson
(Santa Barbara, CA, USA)
Had my cataract surgery 18 days ago. Since I have a strong family history of glaucoma and mildly elevated pressure (16 with drops), my doctor also implanted an iStent which was supposed to reduce my IOP. On my day 1 post op visit, my pressure was down to 13, so my doc said I didn't need to come back for 1 month. Three days later I started having weird symptoms; I became worried and made an appt. My pressure had spiked to 40! I resumed taking my pressure reducing drops (Zioptan) and went back for another pressure check in 5 days. My pressure is now at 25, still way too high, but my doc recommended we wait for the eye to heal and see if it comes down. I' m feeling very nervous about this and am uncertain about what to do. Think I will go in next week and have it checked again and ask to be put on additional meds. I' m worried about my optic nerve being damaged which is irreversible.
I also have a twitching issue on the left hand side of my eye- a throbbing off and on which I have been told will go away.
This "piece of cake surgery" sucks!!