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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
What could cause severe migraine like headaches always on the left side with enormous pressure behind the eye?
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
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
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
Does glaucoma cause pain in the eyes as a first symptom? Sometimes if i read too much or spend more time at the computer i feel pressure and pain in my eyes. I asked my friends and they said that nothing similar has happened to them. Could this be first s
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
Doctor said that I have high pressure behind my eyes but not to worry...should I worry? My grandmother had glaucoma
Ask the Dr.: Depending on the pressure, the issue of glaucoma is a valid one. Simply as the Ophthalmologist why you should not worry as maybe the pressure was only mildly elevated and not in a problematic range, and simply monitoring it can be done at this time. The Dr. who examined you should know the true answer. Best wishes. ...Read more
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