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I have too much pressure in the eye and is it true glaucoma stems from pigment dispersion syndrome?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Possibly: In pigment dispersion, the loose pigment scraped by your eye off the back of the iris, can clog the fluid outflow passageways and elevate the pressure above the ability of the eye to withstand it. This is the basic definition of glaucoma. Treatment in these cases is given to lower the pressure until all the pigment is gone and the pressure can normalize.

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