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Had Graves' disease 28 years ago, now hypothyroidism. My eyes get a lot of pressure behind them. Eyelids open during the night. Painful.

Had Graves' disease 28 years ago, now hypothyroidism. My eyes get a lot of pressure behind them. Eyelids open during the night. Painful.

Ointments: With hypothyroidism, your metabolism slows and your mucous can be dry and thickened which frequently blocks the ostia of your sinuses. These small openings connect to the atmosphere. Blocking them raises the pressure in your sinuses and gives you that feeling behind your eyes. Not closing your eyes all the way for sleep, or lagophthalmos, can be treated with Genteal Gel or Refresh PM before bed. ...Read more

Dr. Su Fairchild
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Hypothyroidism (Definition)

When the thyroid gland is overactive and too much thyroid hormone is produced, which speeds up metabolism. This results in weight loss, a quick heartbeat, sweating, nervousness, ...Read more


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I got eye pain and pressure on my left side of the face, could it be due to hydrochlorothiazide? I'm taking it for HBP it's been happening for 3 days

I got eye pain and pressure on my left side of the face, could it be due to hydrochlorothiazide? I'm taking it for HBP 
it's been happening for 3 days

Check Your BP: More than side effect of HCTz (hydrochlorothiazide). I would be concerned that your symptoms are related to very high BP. Please seek medical attn at the earliest. Less likely, but still I'd differential could be cluster headache. ...Read more

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I have dizziness, a sharp eye pain, and lots of pressure in my head.?

I have dizziness, a sharp eye pain, and lots of pressure in my head.?

See an eye doctor: Sounds like you should see a doctor. I would start with an eye doctor if you can, otherwise see your family doctor. Eye pain and pressure can be caused by many things. I would get it checked. ...Read more

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Is there any home remedy for chronic, recurring pink eye with severe eye pain and pressure right above infected eye?

Is there any home remedy for chronic, recurring pink eye with severe eye pain and pressure right above infected eye?

No: You will need to see a doctor to find out what is going on and for management of these problems. ...Read more

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Causes of sensitivity to light, blurred vision and eye pain and pressure ?

Causes of sensitivity to light, blurred vision and eye pain and pressure ?

Should be evaluated: High pressure, inflammation (iritis), and infection can all cause these symptoms. All can threaten vision if not treated promptly. ...Read more

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Ent doctor took one look in ears and said i was fine but for a year I've had sinus pain and pressure, migraines, eye pain and slight vision issues.Ideas?

Ent doctor took one look in ears and said i was fine but for a year I've had sinus pain and pressure, migraines, eye pain and slight vision issues.Ideas?

Migraine: Many of those symptoms are very consistent with migraine headaches, but if you're still concerned about your ears and sinus you may seek a second opinion. A thorough history and exam should help you arrive at the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Have IIH. Constant eye pain, floaters, grey/white sparkles in periph.Right ear pain, green snot right nostril. Pressure at back of head. What is this?

Have IIH. Constant eye pain, floaters, grey/white sparkles in periph.Right ear pain, green snot right nostril. Pressure at back of head. What is this?

Migraines: IIH may be red herring and symptoms are more indicative of migraines. Try prophylactic treatment for migraines. Discuss with your neurologist. ...Read more

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Can your eye pressure change?

Can your eye pressure change?

Yes: It always fluctuates throughout the day and night normally for all people. ...Read more

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How do I relief eye pressure ?

How do I relief eye pressure ?

Eye pressure: should be evaluated by an opthalmologist to make sure there is no glaucoma ...Read more

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Constant eye pressure feeling?

Constant eye pressure feeling?

See an eye doctor: They will evaluate your for increased pressure (glaucoma.). ...Read more

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Are eye pressure medications effective

Are eye pressure medications effective

Generally so: All anti-glaucoma medications have been thorougly tested and will lower the eye pressure in most cases. Sometimes more than one is needed at a time and in a few cases the pressure does not respond well and so laser and operative surgery is done. ...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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Is there a way to check eye pressure at home?

Is there a way to check eye pressure at home?

Yes: http://www.ophthalmic.com.my/icare-one-hand-held-tonometer/q?pid=154&doit=order this device wil require pt education but is reliable based on the popular icare tonometer used by many ophthalmologists. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an eye pressure of 64?

What does it mean to have an eye pressure of 64?

High: It means an error or if really elevated that high, then the drain of the eye is not working and steps need to be taken to bring the pressure down immediately or glaucomatous damage to the nerve will occur. ...Read more

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How to get relief for grandma's eye pressure & pain?

How to get relief for grandma's eye pressure & pain?

Take her to eye doc: Time to take your grandma to her optometrist or ophthalmologist to evaluated cause of eye pressure (glaucoma/) & pain. Don't wait because narrow angle or angle closure or closed angle glaucoma is urgent. Check out http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/glaucoma/basics/causes/con-20024042 & http://www.webmd.com/eye-health/glaucoma-eyes. ...Read more

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Is there any way to keep eye pressure down naturally?

No: There are no natural treatments to lower the intraocular pressure. Elevated pressures should be evaluated by your eyecare professional to see if treatment is indicated. ...Read more

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I have an eye pressure of 22 on one eye. Is that a concern?

I have an eye pressure of 22 on one eye. Is that a concern?

Eye pressure 22?: Must put in context: need family history of glaucoma, systemic meds you are taking, ocular surgery?, corneal thickness , visual field status and optic nerve status. Once have these, can determine if 22 is too high or not. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have an interocular eye pressure of 22?

What does it mean to have an interocular eye pressure of 22?

Watch it.: This is "borderline high" pressures. Any higher and would be considered ocular hypertension. Good to check corneal thickness (pachymetry) as this has a direct effect on pressure readings. Still, not much to worry about. ...Read more

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Pressure in eye hurts ?

Pressure in eye hurts ?

Eye pressure: There are various causes of eye pressure, which is a general symptom of eye discomfort. The causes are numerous and include dry eye, allergies, corneal dystrophy, infections, inflammations, elevated intraocular pressure, sinus pressure, etc. Just to name a few. It is always best to seek the care of a physician/ ophthalmologist to determine the etiology of your eye pressure. ...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