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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more