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Eye Poke Ocular Pressure
High eye pressure: Ocular hypertension is an increased pressure of the eyes outside of normal range. It is not related to blood pressure, but instead is elevated because fluid is made internally within the eye faster than is can drain. Thus, the pressure builds up. Glaucoma is optic nerve damage from the usually increased pressure. Increased eye pressure can run in families, but the cause is usually not known. ...Read more
Please, explaine wow can beta blocker blood pressure medicine lower ocular pressure in the eyes and by how much. Thanks.
All about receptors: You may be aware that there are beta receptors throughout our body. When a patient takes a beta blocker, receptors in the ciliary body may be affected and decrease the amount of aqueous humor produced. However, it is not know how much it reduces the pressure on a consistent basis and not indicated to treat ocular hypertension or glaucoma. ...Read more
Should I be worried about ocular side effects of Topomax? I.e. Prolonged headache, pressure around/behind eyes, bruising under eyes and exhaustion?
How best can glaucoma be managed, in addition to eye drop treatment to bring down ocular pressure?
Hello, I have slightly higher intra- ocular pressure in both eyes and normal optic discs and no gross field defects. Which hospital eye test suitabl?
Pachymetry?: It sounds like you are being worked up for the possibility of glaucoma. You need also to know pachymetry, the thickness of the front of the eye which is a parameter involved in glaucoma diagnosis. All the needed tests are available in an ophthalmologists office; you do not need to go to a hospital. ...Read more
Moderate to severe eyes pain, it's like a pressure on my ocular globes, from behind. Mri- cavernoma. Depression. What's wrong with me?
Cavernoma: More information is needed, as most cavernomas are incidental findings on MRI as most of them are asymptotic. Presentation will also depend on site of cavernomas. Headaches are present in only 12% of cavernomas. Please talk to your physician, the chances your depression is the culprit for headaches are there too. ...Read more
1 or 2 times, runs clear liquid from l.Nose if I bend down. Slight head pressure in back side head, eye irritation, nasal polyps is there. Any serious?
I've been diagnosed with glaucoma. Thirty years ago I had a problem with chronic eye infections. I was also treated for high intra-ocular eye pressure readings. Is it even a remote possibility that the eye infections affected the drainage systems of the
Does having sex, watching tv and using the computer increase eye pressure for ocular hypertension patient under medication and observation?
No effect: These activities in the normal way do not have any effect on intraocular pressure or the progression of ocular hypertension. I can imagine some very athletic sexual positions in which your head is well below the level of your heart, which might temporarily increase the eye pressure but this would not be chronic and therefore would not cause harm. ...Read more
I'm ocular hypertensive, iop at base 16 (controlled). Does weightlifting increase eye pressure? What about normal breathing vs valsalva maneuver?
Yes but. .: Weightlifting, breath holding and being upside down will cause an increase in the pressure in the eye temporarily. So also will rubbing the eyes and any other activity which puts actual pressure on the eye. These effects are temporary and your having controlled glaucoma should not be an issue. Pressure has to be elevated for a long time to cause damage. ...Read more
Hi ocular pressure, blepharoconjuctivitis, growths on tonsils & back of throat. Got antibacterial eye drops &zithromax no change. Herpes or fungus?
Swolen eyelid edges, itchy inner corners, eye pain, twichy lids, light sensitivity, hi ocular presure but nothing else found by opthamlogist. What's cause?
Blepharitis: All the symptoms except high eye pressure are caused by blepharitis, inflammation of the eyelid. Your body's natural oil builds up on the edge of your eyelid around the lashes. Normal bacteria eat the built up oil and then secrete a toxin which irritates the eyes and eyelids. Removal of the oil through a special cleaning technique helps. Sometimes antibiotics and flax seed oil are necessary. ...Read more
My daughter poked my eye and it's hurting and feeling like pressure. Is there anything I can do to help get rid of the pain?
Got poked hard in the temple with a pointy coat hanger three days ago and it still hurts and feels a weird pressure and my eye feels a bit funny could I have done something?
I was practicing in a class where we used sticks. My partner accidentally poked me in my eye with the butt end of his stick. I'm not sure if my eye was closed or not, but my contact lens popped out. My eye isn't red but there is pressure in the back.
I have poag. I am taking latanoprost at bedtime. Pressures are 28 & 30. Alaphagan now added. Will my eye pressures decrease a lot e.G. To 10-15.
Usually benign: The eye is richly innervated and has a dense collection of sensory nerves. These sometimes "fire" giving various sensations of which pressure is one. In most cases this is benign and of no signficance. You should be evaluated by your ophthalmologist if the vision is changing, there is persistent pain, or the eyes seem to bulge outward and become red and irritated. ...Read more
What are narrow angles in my eyes? I am 63 and dr. Said I was born with this. Why was it never diagnosed before? I do not have pressure in my e
Glaucoma suspects: Narrow angle is an anatomical configuration formed by the insertion of the iris as one side and the curve or the inner cornea on the other. People who have small eyes (usu far sighted), of certain ethnicities such as chinese, vietamese, korean may HAV higher risk for sudden elevations of eye pressure resulting from this narrow angle which can lead to acute glaucoma attack and loss of vision. L. ...Read more
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
It has a wide range: Best to know what your normal range is upon measurement at the eye doctor, and that your optic nerve is looking healthy. That's a better indicator. So although intraocular pressures of 12 to 22 would be considered normal, there are normotensive and low tension glaucoma which can occur at normal low pressures and still cause eye disease. ...Read more