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Does having sex, watching tv and using the computer increase eye pressure for ocular hypertension patient under medication and observation?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
No effect: These activities in the normal way do not have any effect on intraocular pressure or the progression of ocular hypertension. I can imagine some very athletic sexual positions in which your head is well below the level of your heart, which might temporarily increase the eye pressure but this would not be chronic and therefore would not cause harm.

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Last updated Aug 12, 2016

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