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when descending in an airplane i get terrible pressure behind my eye what can i do to stop this

A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Check the sinuses: The transient pressure felt behind the globe and in the face area is usually due to pressure changes and the sinuses. Sometimes, sinus congestion pre ... Read More

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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Horak ii
26 years experience in Internal Medicine
Double vision : It's possible the dry recirculating air could dry your eyes out during flight. I would recommend refresh eye drops as needed during the flight.
A 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience in Family Medicine
See below: You really need to continue your evaluation. Sinus can cause your symptoms. Hopefully you have not had any trauma to the brain. Also you should have l ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience in Ophthalmology
It shouldn't hurt: Although eye pressure can go up when we strain (bearing down, hand/head stands), the pressure should not get to a point where it causes pain. Does yo ... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Philip Miller
46 years experience in Family Medicine
ENT: consult an ENT specialist and have your sinuses examined.
A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience in Ophthalmology
Eye examination: Most headaches are not from eye issues and a feeling of pressure behind the eye is common. However it would be reasonable to get a baseline examinati ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience in Ophthalmology
Yes: Not wearing glasses can cause these symptoms.
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience in Ophthalmology
Headache: You should see your primary doctor or eye md. Sounds like migraines or sinus headache. Could be something more serious though!
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Sterling
44 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Bang A Gong (T Rex): Well, you're young and you made it through the night. That's a good sign. Feeling a little punk with a headache or slight queeziness is a pretty norma ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Jackson
29 years experience in Addiction Medicine
Eye exam: Pressure in the eyes can mean many things, the most concerning is glaucoma. This is diagnosed on the basis of an eye exam. You may try artificial tear ... Read More

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