increased blood pressure after cataract surgery

by Gaynelle
(Spartanburg, S. C.)

On 1//4/12, I had cataract surgery on my right eye. Surgery went great, no complications. Vision greatly improved immediately. While I was in recovery, my blood pressure went from 133/77 (pre-op) to 194/104. It ranged high for about 2 hours and additional drugs were given to decrease pressure.

The doctors did not know why there was the increase in blood pressure. I have never had blood pressure problems and do not take any medication at all......... Age 71 in excellent health.

Has anyone had similar issues...?

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Dec 04, 2019
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7 months after Cataract Surgery
by: Anonymous

My mom had cataract surgery in both eyes. She’s 74 and it great physical shape. She was diagnosed with high blood pressure after the surgery and now 7 months later her BP went up to 233/103. I took her to the ER and they kept her for a few days and doubled her medication. They discharged her but her BP goes very high at night and I’m scared. The dr’s don’t seem to know what’s going on or what’s causing it. It all started after her surgery. Help!

Nov 18, 2019
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Nervous
by: Anonymous

Im 55; 3 weeks after my cataract surgery i got nervous due to sudden rise of my bp..after reading some experiences in this site..im going to stop my anti inflammatory drops...

May 29, 2019
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bp after cataract
by: Anonymous

same happened ..55 yrs old ...pre operatively it was 140/80..but post surgery went upto 190/120...i was panic ..took multiple medications.er admission too

May 26, 2019
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Post cataract surgery hypertension
by: Anonymous

I watch and record my BP every day and take a low dose of Losarten (25) Immediately after cataract surgery I was getting readings of 140/94 I follow a low sodium diet also. Nothing has changed except the surgery and the eye drops. None of the eye drops show a warning about this. I am perplexed?

May 25, 2019
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by: Anonymous

I am the 75 year old lady with an update that may help others.

Six days after my left eye surgery I was still taking my anti inflammatory eye drops and my blood pressure was very high. I was also showing another reaction to the Sophipren, so I stopped all medications. Within 24 hours my blood pressure dropped and has stayed at its normal average of about 118/75 ever since. So I started to look at my history.

1. Over 50 years ago I was given an injection after surgery. That day I was found screaming in the corner of the room with daggers all coming at me. The doctor then told me that they always give patients a shot after surgery and I was the 1% that was allergic to it. I do not remember the name. I would imagine that all patients are given an anti inflammatory shot after surgery.

2. Recently I had some kind of bronchial infection and was given a drug that had corticosteroid in it. An anti inflammatory. I became uncontrollably terrified of everything.

3. Both Acular and Sophipren drops that I was put on after surgery are anti inflammatory drugs.

So in conclusion, I strongly feel that I am allergic to CORTICOSTEROIDS.

There is a possibility that since only 1% of people are allergic to this medication, that other patients could be reacting to their drops also.


May 21, 2019
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High Blood Pressure
by: Anonymous

I am a 75 year old woman who had cataract surgery. I am in good health. I had BP normally around 117/75 and take no prescription medications. The surgery on my first eye went well and when I went back for the second eye my pressure was 123/80 before surgery. Two days later my blood pressure started to go up. On the third day it got very high for me so I went to the doctor. He thought that it was dehydration and gave me an IV of saline solution and sent me home. Then it really started to rise. By 1 AM the next day it was it rose higher, so I went to emergency. It was now 188/91. They admitted me and started to take many test including an EKG. Everything turned out to be perfectly normal.By then I am very nervous and thinking that I must be a nut case. How could everything be normal with my BP so high? It was still high and my pulse was dropping.I was in a panic because no one knew what could be wrong. My Dr. warned to take more test. Then I saw the information on this page and have calmed down. Knowing that this can be a normal reaction and not that I am just being paranoid has really helped.

May 12, 2019
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bp spiked for 2 months after cataract surgery
by: Jody Hurrish

It was horrible. I was confined to bedrest for over 2 months...had all manner of tests, nothing was wrong with me..BP was 190/89 with pulse of 90..Doc was perplexed..we kept changing meds. she told me to take anxiety pill..that made it worse. It was not in my head. BP was real. She said age..I said I am the same 67 as I was a month ago...I lost lots of weight, could not eat, nausea all the time, could not sleep as heart pounding out of my chest. I really thought I would die. the only thing different in my life was I had the 2 eye surgeries..2 months of hell. I am #93 and exercise every day of my life..in excellent shape..I hope this can help somebody.

Apr 03, 2019
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Also had high BP spike
by: Theresa Q

I had a high BP the two nights before surgery, the day I started eye drops. My BP has gradually come down, but is still too high (even today, first reading was 145/99). My second and third readings are lower, and a couple days ago were in the 120s/80s, but today only went down to 112/90. I wondered if it was the drops or the nervousness about surgery. The surgeries have been over for two weeks, but my BP is still not at pre-surgery levels. I don't take meds, but have been using supplements to control my BP, which pre-surgery was 115-120/72-80. I went to my MD, and she was not too concerned. She wants to wait until my July checkup. I will wait until I'm done with the drops and wait a couple weeks. I'm glad I found this forum.

Aug 31, 2018
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High Blood Pressure after Surgery
by: Anonymous

My mom's blood pressure has gone sky high after cataract surgery. She and pharmacist think it is eyedrops (steroids in the drops possibly?). She will try to exercise, reduce sodium, and play cards to relax.

May 06, 2018
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Not well at all!
by: Anonymous

Blood pressure 197/104 three days after cataract surgery. I have controlled blood pressure with 5mg lisinopril in the past. Recent months have shown blood pressure at 120/78. Blood pressure soared over 200 immediately after surgery. Now cannot get it under control. Would like to see a doctor post to this page with reasons for health detriments of this surgery.

May 04, 2018
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High blood pressure after cataract surgery
by: Anonymous

I have read most of the comments and I too have high blood pressure I think could be the eye drops that's causing it ... I am going to wait when I finish eye drops before I go to Dr. I am not telling other people to do this but that's what I am going to do ..........

Mar 26, 2018
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High Blood Pressure
by: Anonymous

Has anyone experienced that high blood pressure eventually has gone down after body is adjusted to the cataract lens?

Mar 24, 2018
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I never had blood pressure but after cataract surgery I cannot control it, even with pills.
by: Anonymous

I am 59 years old and never ever had high blood pressure or any health issues what so ever. I had Cataract surgery this past January, replacing my right lens and two days after surgery my blood pressure skyrocketed and went up to 195/98. I felt the whole world was tipping over and turning side ways as I tried to walk. I went to Dr. and he put me on blood pressure pills. I did my second eye just a bit over a week now and I just can't get my blood pressure down even with the pills I am taking. My face and my whole body is just over heating and there is nothing I can do to lower my blood pressure. I feel miserable and find it hard to cope with myself. Will this hopefully change as my body adjusts to the new lens in my eyes??

Feb 23, 2018
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blood pressure
by: Anonymous

I too had cataract surgery. My blood pressure was always around 125 t0 130. Since the surgery, my blood pressure is way up. I am taking medical pills to try to lower to no avail. My weight is around 190 to 195. I eat healthy foods all the time. I have gone to my DR just four days ago; he has once again changed my prescription once again. Will see him at the end of the month in March.
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Feb 18, 2018
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Blood pressure
by: Anonymous

Sir I too had cataract surgery in both eyes my vision today is excellent vision I can see better now than I've ever had in my whole life but the whole problem is what you just mentioned is that I had blood pressure is high my blood pressure is gone from about 180 two 80/70 for the first time I am taking blood pressure pills to try to lower my blood pressure I even have a blood pressure at home which sometimes tells me that my heart is everything is OK I am still perplexed why my blood pressure is high my doctor has put me on about four different kind of pills which nonwork have even change my diet quit drinking coffee quit drinking sweet eating sweet etc
I am still working for one of the airlines I have plenty of exercise and I feel very good
But thanks for the info I hope we can both find someway to find out why her blood pressure is high


Feb 10, 2018
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My blood pressure is up after the cataract surgery on my left eye
by: Anonymous


I have got a successful cataract surgery on my left eye,recently. My blood pressure went up to 230/113 after getting the surgery and currently it is 190-200/89-95, but without symptoms. I am on medication for my high blood pressure since 4/5 years but it was normal before the surgery. Existing dose is (and even higher doses are) not working for reducing my blood pressure. I took appointment to see family doctor.

Nov 11, 2017
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Post-cataract op hypertension
by: On behalf of my mum

My mum has been in good health but a month after her cataract surgery, her blood pressure has also got up, from previously 130/65 to currently 150-170/85-95, but without symptoms.

Oct 24, 2017
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Only 39 (:
by: Anonymous

I am 39 years old, and recently had an ICL impact (no extraction) in my right eye only. This means I had a lens implanted but my natural one was not removed. After about 4 days I started feeling like I was bursting from the inside in a way (?) and uncomfortable , full pressure feeling and headache. My blood pressure had gone to upper pre-hypertensive levels, when it has always been very good my whole life. It has been coming and going for 4 days now, but is almost always high now, and I feel tired. I went to have my one week check today- a day early because I was concerned. They see no problems and believe it is a result of the pain caused by the procedure and lingering headache. I have started taking CoQ10, am taking less sodium, and am eating quite a bit less since it seems eating makes me feel like my pressure increases. I am heavy so that is not a bad thing for me!
If things do not improve, I will talk to a GP.
I think this was my first time with anesthesia, so I wonder if that could effect BP for some people.

Sep 20, 2017
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Elevated blood pressure and chronic dry eyes
by: Delores Harrison

I am 72 almost 73 years old and have experienced elevated bp after my cataract surgery! I have always had normal bp. I have been taking a water pill for years! I had also high pulse rate. Please let me know if this is normal or something else is going on with me! I am taking 3,600 mg of omega 3 and ointment at night and drops during the day for chronic dry eyes which my opthamologist prescribed! It is not Restatsis! But the very dry eyes is affecting me greatly!Thanks do much!

Sep 20, 2017
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Elevated blood pressure and chronic dry eyes
by: Delores Harrison

I am 72 almost 73 years old and have experienced elevated bp after my cataract surgery! I have always had normal bp. I have been taking a water pill for years! I had also high pulse rate. Please let me know if this is normal or something else is going on with me! I am taking 3,600 mg of omega 3 and ointment at night and drops during the day for chronic dry eyes which my opthamologist prescribed! It is not Restatsis! But the very dry eyes is affecting me greatly!Thanks do much!

Jul 06, 2017
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Same situation
by: Anonymous

My social work client here in Austria has had a similar experience. Also, his pulse is erratic. Any info? Antje.lewis@caritas-wien.at

Jun 24, 2017
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High BP after cataract surgery
by: Anonymous

This is going on with my Mom. She had cataract surgery a few days ago and her BP has been high off and on since the surgery. Any idea why. Please text me at 859 618 4217 if any info

Mar 17, 2017
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patient
by: suresh in florida

I am 78 yo always in super health. ON March 7, had cataract removed on right eye. blood pressure is still super elevated after 10 days. i always monitor BP (mercury sphyg)at home. it had been 133-125 syst, and 68-80 diastolic consistant for cpl years before surgery. Surgery went excellent, vision improvements very good. Follow up treatment of 3 types of eye drops contnuing still. As i write,march 17, its been 10 days after surgery. only after 4 days following surger my blood pressure went up significantly (145/88). Its on its upward path as i write. on this tenth day after surgery, it is about 170/94. GP appointment. planning to see my GP on march 20th. Also planning to cancel appointment for second eye surgery untill this is all sorted out.

I am feeling fine eating well sand full energy.

i will greatly appreciate if any doctor or a person with similar experience would text me >>>>> 407-408-8258

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