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A 21-year-old member asked:

What could cause a feeling of pressure on the eye if you do not have glaucoma or sinus problems?

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Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Many: Sensations in or around the eye can be referred from many places, so it's best to get an eye exam to check to make sure all the eye structures are healthy. Take note of any associated symptoms that may point to another system that could be affected.
Dr. Benjamin Chun
Ophthalmology 28 years experience
Dry eyes: I find that most people who feel pressure in their eyes is from dry eyes. Most people with glaucoma can't 'feel' their pressure.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

Why does pressure rise in the eye to cause glaucoma?

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Dr. Visalakshi Vallury
Family Medicine 24 years experience
Eye fluid imbalance: Glaucoma is caused by damage to the optic nerve due to increased pressure in the eye. The increased pressure can be due to increased fluid production or decreased drainage. Sometimes the reason for the increased pressure is not known. People over the age of 40, with diabetes, eye injury or eye surgery are at increased risk of glaucoma. Glaucoma is also more common among african americans.

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