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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?

Rarely: The most common ocular manifestations of increased intracranial pressure are papilledema (optic disc swelling) and transient visual obscurations (brief periods of blurred vision). ...Read more

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...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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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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Does increased eye pressure mean that I have glaucoma?

Does increased eye pressure mean that I have glaucoma?

Maybe: Glaucoma means the pressure in the eye over time has caused damage to the optic nerve. Increased eye pressure is a risk factor for glaucoma but it does not necessarily mean you have it. Examination and evaluation by an eye md can help determine if you have glaucoma or are at risk of glaucoma and if treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Will I develop glaucoma if I have increased eye pressure?

Will I develop glaucoma if I have increased eye pressure?

Yes: Possibly so - other factors such as age and actual pressure readings will play a role in your specific risk for developing glaucoma. It would be wise to follow up with an eye specialist and understand your risk and recommendations for risk reduction through intra-ocular pressure control. ...Read more

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Do sinusitis cause eye pressure/pain especially if i press? And also my eyes hurts when i move?I do have sinusitis, so is this all related?Thanks!

Do sinusitis cause eye pressure/pain especially if i press? And also my eyes hurts when i move?I do have sinusitis, so is this all related?Thanks!

Yes, can be related.: All those symptoms can be caused by sinusitis. So, have it treated with a course of antibiotic. If all the symptoms don't resolve within two weeks, call your physician, he may suggest an ENT or ophthalmology specialist, depending on what symptoms persist. ...Read more

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Why eye pressure raise?

Glaucoma: For the eye to function, a balance must exist between the aqueous fluid secreted by the ciliary body, and the outflow of fluid by way of the trabecular meshwork. If too much fluid is produced or too little drains out, the intraocular pressure increases, since after infancy, the eyeball cannot expand like a balloon. Untreated elevated eye pressure damages the optic nerve possibly causing blindness. ...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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Can you tell me if there's a way to increase your eye pressure?

Can you tell me if there's a way to increase your eye pressure?

Push on your eye: Pushing on the eye increases the pressure. Many eye injuries result in scarring that increases pressure. Uncontrolled diabetes and other problems causing poor blood flow to the eye can lead to increased pressure through secondary means. Obviously, avoid all of these as high eye pressure can damage your optic nerve and vision. ...Read more

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What causes eye pressure and dizziness?

What causes eye pressure and dizziness?

Dehydration: More frequently than not eye pressure is related to dryness or sinus pressure. Both of which are also causes for dizziness. Suggest taking more fluids daily and if inadequate response, you need to be seen by your doctor. ...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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Does sinusitis increase eye pressure?

Does sinusitis increase eye pressure?

No.: Sinusitis does not increase eye present, but sinus medications can. Steroids can elevate pressure in open angle patients, antihistamines and decongestants can raise pressure in narrow angles. ...Read more

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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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What are some common causes of eye pressure and vision changes?

What are some common causes of eye pressure and vision changes?

Glaucoma: The most common cause of high pressure in the eye is glaucoma. If you are simply feeling pressues--this could be sinusitus. ...Read more

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Is the meaning of increased eye pressure is same as consisting glaucoma?

Is the meaning of increased eye pressure is same as consisting glaucoma?

No: Not all increased eye pressure results in glaucoma. Ocular hypertension is considered a glaucoma suspect and is followed until progressive optic nerve damage is detected, which can be a different pressure for different patients. Various ethnicities define elevated eye pressure with different cutoffs. ...Read more

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