Can toxoplasmosis compromise the treatment for glaucoma?

Macular scarring from previous toxoplasmosis in the retina will  not compromise or in any way alter your treatment for glaucoma. If the toxoplasmosis was active and being treated with medications such as corticosteroids, the treatment of the toxoplasmosis could influence treatment of the glaucoma. However, if your toxoplasmosis has not been active or treated for years, this will not have an effect on your glaucoma.

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