In this blog post, Dr Matthew Russell from OKKO Eye Specialist Centre explains the risks of not having cataract surgery
In certain people, the growth of a cataract can make them prone to primary angle-closure glaucoma. As the crystalline lens gets bigger, the drainage channel in front of the eye gradually narrows.
Eventually, the drainage channel can become completely blocked. That can result in a rapid increase in the pressure within the eyeball and a painful red eye.
Long-sighted patients are more likely to be at risk of angle-closure glaucoma.
We’ll assess if you are at risk of primary angle-closure glaucoma and whether you would benefit from cataract extraction or another treatment to prevent this serious condition.
If you’d like to know more about the services we offer to cataract patients in Brisbane, give us a call. If you’d like to see if we can help you, book a consultation.