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Blood Sugar Intraocular Pressure Relationship
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
None: There is no known way to prevent iop to increase (other than medications). ...Read more
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
How does levodopa/carbidopa cause a rise in intraocular pressure? I understand that it can cause an acute rise in that pressure but how?
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
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
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