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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

Dr. Gregory Moneta
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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?

Can having sinus congestion affect glaucoma pressure in an eye?

No: Glaucoma is caused by increased eye pressure this is not connected to sinus presssure. ...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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I'm getting myself in an anxious state that I may have a brain tumour? I feel foggy headed, head pressure and sinus problems. Please help.

I'm getting myself in an anxious state that I may have a brain tumour? I feel foggy headed, head pressure and sinus problems. Please help.

Reassurance: None of what you describe would make me consider a brain tumor. Sinus problems can be readily reversed, and you likely could benefit from treatment of your anxiety issues. ...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 didn't 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

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I've had bad sinus problems for a year now its real bad I can hardly breathe through my nose and pain and pressure in my face what can I do about this?

I've had bad sinus problems for a year now its real bad I can hardly breathe through my nose and pain and pressure in my face what can I do about this?

Sinusitis: Please see an ENT doctor for nasal exam. Persistent nasal blockage can be the result of severe septal deviation, nasal polyps or severe allergic rhinitis. ...Read more

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I have had a headache for a week and a half behind my eyes. I have sinus congestion but no drainage or fever. Is this caused by a virus?

I have had a headache for a week and a half behind my eyes. I have sinus congestion but no drainage or fever. Is this caused by a virus?

Maybe: Your headache very likely is a consequence of your sinus congestion, even without drainage. It can be from allergic reaction to inhaled allergen like pollen, a viral infection or even a bacterial infection. However, you may be right that this is not from a bacterial infection as you are not systemically sicker (fever, chills, swelling around the facial area). Try otc anti-allergy/decongestant. ...Read more

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Fever of 100.2. Sinus congestion &pressure. Spitting up very thick sticky white and yellow sinus mucus. What causes this? Is this normal? Sinusitis?

Fever of 100.2. Sinus congestion &pressure. Spitting up very thick sticky white and yellow sinus mucus. What causes this? Is this normal? Sinusitis?

Viral infection: Symptoms are typical of any number of viral upper respiratory infections. These are almost always normal symptoms and not a cause for alarm. They can last on average from 7 to 14 days. Treatment is symptomatic and can include decongestants, saline rinses and time. ...Read more

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I'm having sinus problems but its not allergies I know no itchy watery eyes no sneezing but just symptoms of sinusitis but nothing is found why?

I'm having sinus problems but its not allergies I know no itchy watery eyes no sneezing but just symptoms of sinusitis but nothing is found why?

Be more specific: What do you mean by sinusitis symptoms? If you meant a headache then it may not necessarily be from sinus problem. Just this morning I saw a patient who complained of having sinus infections about 9x/year. On further questioning, what she described was actually migraines and not sinus infections. ...Read more

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I've had bad nasal congestion and laryngitis. Now I am having pain under my right eye. Could this be caused by the sinus congestion?

I've had bad nasal congestion and laryngitis. Now I am having pain under my right eye. Could this be caused by the sinus congestion?

See doctor: You need to see a doctor to get examined. Since your description is not detailed enough, it is hard to even guess what the cause may be since it may just be from a cold but a sinus infection should be considered as well. ...Read more

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Front/top head pressure, tense eyes, unbalanced feeling, weakness, small headache, neck soreness, problem concentrating, fatigue. Sinus problems?

Front/top head pressure, tense eyes, unbalanced feeling, weakness, small headache, neck soreness, problem concentrating, fatigue. Sinus problems?

Headaches: Headaches, unbalanced feeling, neck soreness, top head soreness are symptoms of concern and needs further investigations to evaluate for vascular, intracranial, meningeal problems from various different causes in addition to sinuses, inner ear problems etc. Consult with your doctor. ...Read more

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I have re accruing sinus problems. Stuffy nose, sinus headache, sinus pressure above my right eye. I had this problem last summer. What can I do?

I have re accruing sinus problems. Stuffy nose, sinus headache, sinus pressure above my right eye. I had this problem last summer. What can I do?

See an allergist: Three types of treatment:
1. Avoid what you are exposed to. You need to get skin tested to identify what to avoid.
2. Medicines usually help if it is an allergy.
3. Allergy shots would be an option if meds fail. ...Read more

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A lot of post nasal drip/fatigue/swollen cheek under eyes. Father has severe sinus problems. Could it be sinisitis?

A lot of post nasal drip/fatigue/swollen cheek under eyes. Father has severe sinus problems. Could it be sinisitis?

Very possible: It is very possible that you father could have sinusitis. If he is having pain and swelling under the eyes, it would be wise to have him be seen by a physician quickly. ...Read more

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Swollen, puffy eyes, eustachian tube dysfunction, and sinus problems/infections. Test for environmental allergies negative. What next?

Swollen, puffy eyes, eustachian tube dysfunction, and sinus problems/infections. Test for environmental allergies negative. What next?

Several choices: You may try some over
counter meds, watch if
you are on rx meds.
You can massage or
short sun treatment. ...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