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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Increase Eye Pressure

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Would an increase in cranial pressure cause an increase in eye pressure?

Would an increase in cranial pressure cause an increase in eye pressure?

IOP, ICP: Yes. Increased intracranial pressure (icp) and increased intraocular pressure (iop) are often a positive correlation. ...Read more

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What causes a sudden increase in eye pressure? Can dehydration affect your eyes?

What causes a sudden increase in eye pressure?  Can dehydration affect your eyes?

Glaucoma, yes: A sudden increase in eye pressure may be a sign of angle closure glaucoma, which is a sight threatening emergency , requiring an immediate visit to your ophthalmologist. Dehydration can cause you to have dry eyes, or in severe scenarios can cause issues with your retinal vasculature. ...Read more

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Can Petechiea in the eye caused by increased venous pressure be healed or treated?

Can Petechiea in the eye caused by increased venous pressure be healed or treated?

You are likely: referring to a conjunctival hemmorhage although a picture would be best for a proper diagnosis. These types of bleeds resolve on their own within a few days. ...Read more

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Dr. Prescribed several eye drops including atropine for pain caused by increased eye pressure but i've heard atropine is not good for glaucoma.

Dr. Prescribed several eye drops including atropine for pain caused by increased eye pressure but i've heard atropine is not good for glaucoma.

Different type: Glaucoma of the classic type (open angle) requires medication and sometimes surgery. Glaucoma termed "acute" is due to an anatomical issue in the eye which can be precipitated by pupillary dilators such as atropine. Your eye doctor has no doubt ruled this out as a possibility so that Atropine in your case would be safe to use. ...Read more

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My glaucoma is stable with good pressure. If I have vitrectomy for macular pucker how likely is it eye pressure will raise & cause damage to nerve?

My glaucoma is stable with good pressure. If I have vitrectomy for macular pucker how likely is it eye pressure will raise & cause damage to nerve?

Damage unlikely: Retinal surgeons are very knowledgeable about the possibility of pressure rise after retinal surgery. They schedule follow up examinations to deal with this if it occurs and prevent damage. If they are comfortable that macular pucker surgery will correct your problem, then you should proceed. ...Read more

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What else can I use to treat eye inflammation? Don't want to use steroid coz it can increase eye pressure n cause cataracts. Safe to use 2-3 weeks?

What else can I use to treat eye inflammation? Don't want to use steroid coz it can increase eye pressure n cause cataracts. Safe to use 2-3 weeks?

Nonsteroidal drops: You are correct that prolonged topical steroid use may increase eye pressure and cause cataract formation; however, steroids are safe when used under an ophthalmologists supervision for an appropriate period of time. Alternatively consider use of a topical nonsteroidal drop such as bromfenac or ketorolac or diclofenac for intraocular inflammation. These are not associated with a pressure rise. ...Read more

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I wore two pairs of goggles simultaneously and very tightly for several 4 hour sessions. Did this cause permanent damage to eyes due to high pressure?

I wore two pairs of goggles simultaneously and very tightly for several 4 hour sessions. Did this cause permanent damage to eyes due to high pressure?

Eye pressure: It is possible that wearing tight goggles could temporarily raise the pressure inside the eyes. It is also possible that the eye could be damaged by such elevated pressure. An eye exam with an ophthalmologist should be able to disclose any damage that might have occurred. Be sure to let the doctor know about your goggle habits. ...Read more