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Doctor insights on: Blood Sugar Intraocular Pressure Relationship

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Can a headache cause a high intraocular pressure reading?

Can a headache cause a high intraocular pressure reading?

Yes but: most likely the high pressure reading is causing the headache i am sure if you have either you are under the care of either an eye surgeon or your local doctor either way keep in touch with your doctor ...Read more

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The blood sugar concentration or blood glucose level is the amount of glucose (sugar) present in the blood of a human or animal. The body naturally tightly regulates blood glucose levels as a part of metabolic homeostasis. Glucose is the primary source of energy for the body's cells, and blood lipids (in the form of fats and oils) are primarily ...Read more


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I was wondering what are the remedial measures to prevent intraocular pressure from increasing?

None known: Since, in most cases, the cause of increased intraocular pressure is unknown, we also do not know any ways to prevent it from rising. The best course is to follow your ophthalmologist's plan to monitor and manage the pressure. ...Read more

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So is 9mmhg a normal intraocular pressure for a glaucoma patient?

So is 9mmhg a normal intraocular pressure for a glaucoma patient?

Terrific: The goal of treatment in glaucoma is to get the pressure to a level lower than that which will cause eye damage. In almost all cases, achieving a pressure level of 9 would be considered terrific and vision saving. Normal is a range but with the same issue - preserving vision. ...Read more

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Does elevated intraocular pressure cause retinal detachment?

Does elevated intraocular pressure cause retinal detachment?

No: These are two unrelated conditions. Elevated pressure in the eye can cause permanent blindness, but does not in any way cause the retina to detach. ...Read more

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What's the normal intraocular pressure of the human eye?

What's the normal intraocular pressure of the human eye?

A range: The generally accepted range is 10 to 21 mm hg as measured by standard instrumentation such as the goldmann tonometer and other devices. ...Read more

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How is intraocular pressure typically measured?

How is intraocular pressure typically measured?

Different ways: Commonly, goldmann applanation with the blue light or air puff pneumotonometer. We also use tonopen, icare, pascal, reichert's, perkin's, and palpation depending on the cornea status. Schiotz is rarely used anymore. ...Read more

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Is there any way to naturally decrease intraocular pressure?

Is there any way to naturally decrease intraocular pressure?

Agree : The one thing worth mentioning is that the effect of exercise is typically transient - to enjoy the lowering iop effect, the exercise must be done on a regular basis. All types of exercise (aerobic, isometric, etc) seem to have some benefit. ...Read more

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Should I be worried if intraocular pressure elevated at 22 mm hg?

Should I be worried if intraocular pressure elevated at 22 mm hg?

Normal IOP 10-20: Intraocular pressure (aka IOP) usually runs between approximately 10 and 20 mm Hg. It is frequently elevated in glaucoma, although not always. A pressure of 22 is elevated, although like with blood pressure there can be fluctuations. If you have no family history of glaucoma, I would recommend a recheck in 6 months. If you do have a history, I would have it rechecked in 3 months. ...Read more

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What else causes glaucoma besides the intraocular pressure?

What else causes glaucoma besides the intraocular pressure?

Great question : We know high IOP is the biggest risk factor, but other than that, genetics, aging, certain ethnicity (African American, Latino, Asian), thin corneas, high myopia, migraine, raynauds, systemic hyper- or hypotension, diabetes, chronic corticosteroids, eye injury, inflammation, & probably many more (yet to be determined) factors. Early detection w/ a comprehensive eye examination beginning under 40. ...Read more

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Glaucoma/intraocular pressure control, how can this be done?

Glaucoma/intraocular pressure control, how can this be done?

Many treatments: Your Eye physician determines which treatment would seem most appropriate for lowering intraocular pressure in your eye. This determination is based on disease severity, health factors& desired target range of intraocular pressure. Treatment may range from eye drops (1 or more types), oral medication (rare), laser, to incisional glaucoma surgery. Most often, 1 or more of these treatments will work ...Read more

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Is 25 mmhg within the normal intraocular pressure for an adult?

Is 25 mmhg within the normal intraocular pressure for an adult?

NO: Typically not, the normal range is usaully between 7-21 mm hg. 25 may be normal for some people though and may not cause a problem, glaucoma. 25 may also be artifically elevated due to a thicker than average cornea (which may affect the measuremant of intraocular pressure), this can be a normal variant (thick cornea). ...Read more

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In what way is intraocular pressure measured from within the sterile field?

Schiotz tonometer: I commonly use a sterilized schiotz indentation tonometer in a sterile field. The accuracy is fair, but the instrument can be sterilized and will not compromise the sterile field. ...Read more

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How does levodopa/carbidopa cause a rise in intraocular pressure? I understand that it can cause an acute rise in that pressure but how?

How does levodopa/carbidopa cause a rise in intraocular pressure?  I understand that it can cause an acute rise in that pressure but how?

Glaucoma: Carbidopa/levodopa are contraindicated in narrow angle glaucoma because it may result in acute intraocular pressure rise. In people with open angle glaucoma, intraocular pressure should be monitored carefully. ...Read more

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Ok to take an SSRI (Paxil (paroxetine) 20 mg) with history of elevated intraocular pressure and 'glaucoma suspect' status? Thanks

Best ask Eye Dr.: The provider assessing your eye issues is the best by far to ask about this. It's very good that you are thinking of it before doing it. We wish more folks would! With so many on SSRIs now, they must have had experience with the impact on such eye issues. Good luck w/ finding the best views on this. ...Read more

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In davinci hysterectomy with glaucoma what is the safest degree of tilt in the Trendelenburg position to eliminate rise in intraocular pressure.

No exact number: There is not an agreed upon number. Each case should be reviewed on a case by case basis. Your Gyn surgeon may want to send you for preop clearance by your eye doctor to determine if you are a candidate for Robotic surgery. Eye injury from trendelenberg is rare but it can occur. Your gyn surgeon will also need to determine if your case can be done robotically if steep trendelenberg is not approved ...Read more