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Does Eye Pressure Around And Behind The Eye Cause Glaucoma
Yes, rarely: There are many types of glaucoma, some of which are due to elevation of eye pressure. When the eye is compressed, the pressure increases and there can be damage to the optic nerve. This can be a result of trauma causing a hemorrhage in the orbit, tumors compressing on the eye, and even pressure from sleeping on one's eye. Most often, the pressure build up in glaucoma is due to internal factors. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I've been having elevated eye pressures for three years now. My vision has gotten worse. Pressures were 24/25 almost consistently. What could cause this? I was checked extensively for glaucoma and it came back negative.
Ocular hypertension: Ocular Hypertension doesn't always equate Glaucoma, although some eventually do develop glaucoma. Central vision worsening may not have to do with Ocular hypertension or glaucoma, and may in fact be refractive error. If extensive glaucoma evaluation involves visual field test and it was normal, just realize that almost 40% damage must occur before even showing up on a visual field. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
Eye fluid imbalance: Glaucoma is caused by damage to the optic nerve due to increased pressure in the eye. The increased pressure can be due to increased fluid production or decreased drainage. Sometimes the reason for the increased pressure is not known. People over the age of 40, with diabetes, eye injury or eye surgery are at increased risk of glaucoma. Glaucoma is also more common among african americans. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can reducing the reservoir size for catching the drain from a shunt in the eye for glaucoma help cause back pressure?
Yes: The most common shunts are the ahmed and baerveldt implants. They come in different sizes which are designed to fit larger or smaller eyes and to a lesser extent, regulate the outflow pressures. The pressure is more dependent however on the status of the overlying conjunctival filter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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