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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Sep 20, 2017
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Elevated blood pressure and chronic dry eyes NEW
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 NEW
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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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.

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

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