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I have ocular hyper tension in my eyes other than blood pressure what else are the causes?

I have ocular hyper tension in my eyes other than blood pressure what else are the causes?

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

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Please, explaine wow can beta blocker blood pressure medicine lower ocular pressure in the eyes and by how much. Thanks.

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

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How best can glaucoma be managed, in addition to eye drop treatment to bring down ocular pressure?

How best can glaucoma be managed, in addition to eye drop treatment to bring down ocular pressure?

Complicated issue: But the ways to bring down pressure involve medication (drops), rarely pills, and surgery (including laser procedures). ...Read more

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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?

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

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Moderate to severe eyes pain, it's like a pressure on my ocular globes, from behind. Mri- cavernoma. Depression. What's wrong with me?

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

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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

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

No,: No, this is very unlikely, unless the infections were actually a form of inflammation inside your eye, known as uveitis or iritis. The drainage system that is involved in pressure control of the eye are inside the eye, and eye infections generally affect the inside of the eye. ...Read more

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Does having sex, watching tv and using the computer increase eye pressure for ocular hypertension patient under medication and observation?

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

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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

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Hi ocular pressure, blepharoconjuctivitis, growths on tonsils & back of throat. Got antibacterial eye drops &zithromax no change. Herpes or fungus?

Hi ocular pressure, blepharoconjuctivitis, growths on tonsils & back of throat. Got antibacterial eye drops &zithromax no change. Herpes or fungus?

Could be herpes,: Herpes can give this picture, but high intraocular pressure has to be addressed. This may need pressure management as well as antiinflammatories with herpes meds. ...Read more

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Swolen eyelid edges, itchy inner corners, eye pain, twichy lids, light sensitivity, hi ocular presure but nothing else found by opthamlogist. What's cause?

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

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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?

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?

Artificial tears.: Most likely you have a corneal abrasion. You should use preservative free artificial tears or eye ointment (refresh pm or lacrilube) every 1-2 hours. I may help to keep the eye closed as well. If not improving see your eye md. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Watchful waiting: It's too early to tell if it's significant or not. The temple can be very sensitive. Give it more time and use a cold washcloth to the area and take some Tylenol (acetaminophen) and Ibuprofen. ...Read more

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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 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.

Probably OK: The stick probably grazed across the contact lens which removed it and it also protected your cornea from abrasion. If the vision is fine, the eye does not hurt and there is no redness - then you should be fine. Pressure is a common symptom and is probably unrelated. ...Read more

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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.

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.

Doubtful but maybe: Latanoprost is excellent 1st choice. Alphagan (brimonidine) great 2nd agent but doesn't usually lead to profound reduction. Keep following your doctors advice. Other agents ; lasers available if you need them. ...Read more

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Are there any holistic ways to lower ocular pressure?

Are there any holistic ways to lower ocular pressure?

No: If you mean ways using non conventional medications and avoidance of surgery - none are effective. If you have elevated eye pressure this is serious and can cause vision loss. Don't look for some alternative, non-effective therapy. ...Read more

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Pressure behind my eyes, cause?

Pressure behind my eyes, cause?

Generalized issue: Your limited ; broad complaint is difficult to comment on. Way too many issues to address. Could be as simple as an uncorrected rx error to sinus problem. I would seek out a complete exam to try to pinpoint more specifically what may be going on. ...Read more

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What is pressure behind the eyes usually?

What is pressure behind the eyes usually?

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

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I have pressure around my eyes and redness what could this be?

I have pressure around my eyes and redness what could this be?

Pressure & eyes red: The most common cause of eye pressure and redness is dryness of the eyes. Other causes include allergy, eye strain, an infection like conjunctivitis or an orbital process like thyroid related orbitipathy. See your eye doctor to check out these symptoms. ...Read more

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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

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

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Why eye pressure raise?

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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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?

Sinusitis: Constant eye pressure is commonly a symptom of sinusitis, as many of the sinuses are located in the bones surrounding the eyes. If sinus treatment doesn't relieve the pressure sensation, get evaluated by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is a normal eye pressure range?

What is a normal eye pressure range?

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

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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?

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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What commonly leads to high eye pressure?

What commonly leads to high eye pressure?

Imbalance: High eye pressure is due to an imbalance of inflow and outflow of fluid in the eye. More fluid is being produced than is exiting, and the pressure within the eye goes up. This is commonly seen in glaucoma and ocular hypertension. ...Read more

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Why do I have pressure behind my right eye?

Why do I have pressure behind my right eye?

Eye pain: Pressure behind the eye can be from sinus congestion, nasal allergies or migraine, but it also can be from eye strain, did you get your vision checked recently? ...Read more