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

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

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. ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Can having sinus congestion affect glaucoma pressure in an eye?

Not really: Sinus congestion can be quite unpleasant but the pressure in the sinus is not transmitted to the eye. These are separate and independent problems. ...Read more

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Does having sinus congestion also affect the glaucoma pressure in an eye?

Does having sinus congestion also affect the glaucoma pressure in an eye?

No: Sinus pressure can be felt around the eye, often making a patient think the pressure in the eye is elevated. Sinus congestion has no affect on intraocular pressure. ...Read more

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Is it possible that pressure in head be caused by sinus problems?

Is it possible that pressure in head be caused by sinus problems?

Sometimes: There are many reasons you can feel pressure in the head. Rhinitis and sinusitis can cause pressure, but most often not. You may want to see a doctor to sort it out. ...Read more

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Is there a test to see if your head pressure is due to sinus problems?

Is there a test to see if your head pressure is due to sinus problems?

Yes: The most sensitive and accurate diagnosis can be achieved by a physician - simply by asking you questions, and by thoroughly examining you. If an ear, nose, & throat doctor (otolaryngologist) still has questions after that, imaging studies (x-rays or ct scans) can help them sort things out. ...Read more

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Could sinus congestion cause narrow angle closure glaucoma?

Could sinus congestion cause narrow angle closure glaucoma?

Sinus congestion: Will not cause angle glaucoma. In patients who have narrow anterior chamber angles (which would be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist), taking medications to treat a sinus infection could lead to an angle closure glaucoma attack. If you have narrow angles, you should avoid decongestants and anti-histamines until you are told by your ophthalmologist that it's ok to use them. ...Read more

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Does eye booger mean that I am sick or have sinus problems?

Does eye booger mean that I am sick or have sinus problems?

Usually not: Most "eye boogers" are simply dried mucus at the nasal eyelid. Sometimes they can arise from conditions like blepharitis or overactive oil glands. They are also seen with allergies and dry eyes. If daily cleansing with warm water doesn't seem to clear them the you should be examined. Sometimes a tear duct infection or chronic eye infection is to blame. ...Read more

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Could pressure benhind the eyes be something besides sinus problems? I just took levinaquin for sinus infection. Does that mean it didnt go away?

Eye Pressure : That is an excellent question. Studies show the differential diagnosis for pain and pressure behind the eyes is wide. The diagnosis is made based on the history and physical exam. If you are experiencing persistent symptoms from a sinus infection you should be referred to an Ear Nose and Throat specialist. Any loss of vision or blurry vision go to ER that has Ophthalmology on duty please. ...Read more

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I seem to get alot of headaches behind the eye. I also have bad sinus problems. Is there any way to help it get better & for those headaches to stop?

I seem to get alot of headaches behind the eye. I also have bad sinus problems.  Is there any way to help it get better & for those headaches to stop?

Yes: Usually behind the eye headaches are sinus headaches. So treat the sinus, and the headaches might improve. If you've tried OTC antihistaminics and saline flushes and they haven't improved your sinus, it's time to see your doctor for prescription medication that could include nasal steroids. If medication fails an ENT could help you and provide surgical solutions. ...Read more

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Sinus problems and itchy, yellowing eyes, what is this?

Sinus problems and itchy, yellowing eyes, what is this?

Allergies: Sounds like you have allergies. You can try over the counter allergy meds by mouth and over the counter allergy drops for the itchy eyes. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...Read more