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Can contact lenses cause high eye pressure?

Can contact lenses cause high eye pressure?

No: Contacts can cause problems with the eye surface such as allergies to contact cleaning solutions, infections, poor oxygen supply to the cornea, but do not affect the intraocular structures. Eye pressure is determined by the rate at which the aqueous fluid is made within the eye and resorbed through a structure called the trabecular meshwork (also within the eye).

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Help! Can bad contact lens cleaning lead to high eye pressure?

Help! Can bad contact lens cleaning lead to high eye pressure?

Contact lens care: Poor contact lens hygiene can lead to eye irritation and infection but will not directly cause your eye pressure to go up. If the infection is severe enough, then the pressure could go up as a secondary effect, but this will not happen merely because of not taking proper care of your lenses.

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I was practicing in a class where we used sticks. My partner accidentally poked me in my eye with the butt end of his stick. I'm not sure if my eye was closed or not, but my contact lens popped out. My eye isn't red but there is pressure in the back.

I was practicing in a class where we used sticks. My partner accidentally poked me in my eye with the butt end of his stick. I'm not sure if my eye was closed or not, but my contact lens popped out. My eye isn't red but there is pressure in the back.

Probably OK: The stick probably grazed across the contact lens which removed it and it also protected your cornea from abrasion. If the vision is fine, the eye does not hurt and there is no redness - then you should be fine. Pressure is a common symptom and is probably unrelated.

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Do diet pills cause high eye pressure?

Do diet pills cause high eye pressure?

Some may: Very few medications cause elevated eye pressure in and of themselves. Some eyes are shaped in such a way as to be at risk for increased pressure (narrow angles). Certain medications are able to cause narrow angles to become even more narrow, causing the pressure in the eye to elevate. If you are at risk for certain glaucomas, you should see a doctor before starting any new diet medication.

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What foods can cause high eye pressure?

What foods can cause high eye pressure?

Foods ; eye pressure: Plants with anticholinergic properties from the family solanaceae can cause narrow angle in some patients ; cause high eye pressure: atropa belladonna (deadly nightshade), mandragora officinarum (mandrake), hyoscyamus niger (henbane), datura and brugmansia.

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If your eye pressure is 20 what does that mean? He told me it was high but do I need to worry about anything? Would this cause migranes and headaches?

If your eye pressure is 20 what does that mean? He told me it was high but do I need to worry about anything? Would this cause migranes and headaches?

Probably fine: A pressure of 20 is within the normal range. You need to know your corneal thickness (pachymetry). The thicker, the better At your age eye pressure problems are rare. Eye pressure does not cause migraines or other headaches.

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What are the causes of high eye pressure, besides glaucoma?

What are the causes of high eye pressure, besides glaucoma?

Various: Eye pressure can be falsely elevated (machine error, operator error, corneal scar, etc.), elevated due to thick central corneal thickness, high due to recent eye surgery (i.e. Retained viscoelastic, etc.), etc. However we commonly refer to high eye pressure as having glaucoma, but it's not always true since there are ocular hypertensives with high pressure that never develop glaucoma.

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What are the causes of high eye pressure other than glaucoma?

Many things: Glaucoma is caused by high intraocular pressure. Some people can have high pressures (ocular hypertension) and not have developed glaucoma yet. Many things can increase intraocular pressure including impaired "drainage channels", neovascularization, inflammation, and impaired venous outflow. In order to determine the cause, a complete eye exam with an ophthalmologist would be required.

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I was diag with ambylopia, nystagmus, high eye pressure and astigmatism. Is it normal to have this many eye conditions without an underlying cause?

I was diag with ambylopia, nystagmus, high eye pressure and astigmatism. Is it normal to have this many eye conditions without an underlying cause?

Not rare: Astigmatism is a developmental ovalness of the eye and occurs to some degree in over 60% of humans. Amblyopia and nystagmus usually develop at birth or at young age. High blood pressure can occur at any age but is more common in those older than you. These are largely independent and not due to an underlying common cause.

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Can getting hit in the eye cause elevated eye pressure?

Can getting hit in the eye cause elevated eye pressure?

Yes: One way is that it can interfere with eye fluid (aqueous) drainage, leading to increased pressure because the eye continues to produce fluid.

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Can anti anxiety medicine cause elevated eye pressure?

Can anti anxiety medicine cause elevated eye pressure?

Some can: Some drugs that dilate pupils can increase intraocular pressure in some people (those susceptible to narrow angle glaucoma). Let your doctors know about your concerns, and all medications you are taking.

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Please tell me what does high eye pressure mean?

Please tell me what does high eye pressure mean?

Glaucoma: Intraocular pressure, iop. Normal is between 10-21. This is an indicator of the relative pressure in the eye. Fluid is formed behind the lens and flows into channels in the front of the eye. Elevated pressure can indicate glaucoma, that can cause vision loss by damage to the optic nerve. It is typically painless. Low pressure can indicate the eye is very sick, from inflammation or scarring.

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High eye pressure (intraocular pressure), what to do?

High eye pressure (intraocular pressure), what to do?

Follow MD advice: I am assuming that you were evaluated by an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) and elevation of the pressure was noted. You will then be advised of eyedrops and other measures to lower the pressure to the normal range. Mostly these measures are quite effective.

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The optician told me I have high eye pressure. What can I do?

The optician told me I have high eye pressure. What can I do?

See ophthalmologist: Opticians make and fit eyeglasses using a prescription from an optometrist or better yet, an ophthalmologist. Eye pressures vary but there is a normal range. If it is high enough to risk visual damage, we call that glaucoma. A high pressure needs immediate evaluation as good treatment is available. See an MD ophthalmologist to protect your eyesight if you have this problem,

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My optician said I have high eye pressure. What does this mean?

My optician said I have high eye pressure. What does this mean?

Rule out glaucoma: Eye pressure normally runs between 10 and 20mmhg (milimeters of mercury). If the pressure runs higher, eye doctors want to evaluate if there is an underlying cause for it, such as glaucoma. Other factors can cause the pressure to appear high, such as a thick cornea or excessive squeezing during the test. Have a full dilated eye examination soon.

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My eye pressure in left eye 25 and 27 in right eye. Field test abnormal. I have always had high pressure around 21-23. Your thoughts?

My eye pressure in left eye 25 and 27 in right eye. Field test abnormal. I have always had high pressure around 21-23. Your thoughts?

Need evaluation: The next step is to see an ophthalmologist for optic nerve scanning. This should reveal any damage to the optic nerve. If damage is present, you have glaucoma and should be treated. If no damage is present, observation with repeat testing in 6-12 months is advised.

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Could you tell me all they know about high eye pressure?

Could you tell me all they know about high eye pressure?

High eye pressures: Can cause glaucoma. This is a condition which damages the optic nerves. Early on, this causes basically no symptoms. It initially affects small focal areas of the peripheral vision. If it gets worse, then it can start affecting the more central part of your vision. If your eye pressures are high, then you should be followed regularly by your ophthalmologist and use drops to lower it if needed.