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i have had a laser  iridoplasty(have plateau iris) however still have episodes of mild blurriness eye discofort and slight headaches occasionaly and still on xalatan. optholomogist have said the Laser surgery has worked and angles are no longer as narrow and pressure has dropped to 10..Does this sort of  laser stop an Acute angle atack?.  
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284078 tn?1282616698
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Iridoplasty can help but the effect can wear off and angles can begin to narrow more down the road.  Also as a cataract begins to grow, the angles can narrow.  So you still need to be monitored every 4 months or so.  Down the road, cataract surgery is the 100% cure for narrow angles.  You might need an iridotomy also down the road, before cataract surgery.  A glaucoma specialist ophthalmologist will keep your eyes very safe.
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ok, now youve really scared me. whats the link between cataracts and glaucoma(narrow angles)? If im gomig to get cataracts aswell how long from now, im 27?.
284078 tn?1282616698
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Usually when your in your 40's, 50's, 60's, or 70's.

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last question on this, will i definatly get cataracts? is that because of the glaucoma? my vision is still pretty good without glasses.Consultant did say i will be monitored regularly but didnt mentin anything about cataracts? thnks
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