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I get sudden eye pressure and tire/sleep feeling at random points in the day. I have taken my blood pressure when this happens its normal.

I get sudden eye pressure and tire/sleep feeling at random points in the day. I have taken my blood pressure when this happens its normal.

Eye pressure: Feeling of sudden eye pressure can be due to (most common to least): dry eye/tear film unstable; one is starting to get sick or virus/bacteria starting to invade sinuses; headache/migraine; narrow angle; high eye pressure; rarely: inflammation in eye; eye infection; tumor in or around eye; more info: [email protected] Com ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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I read eye pressure (IOP) is usually highest in the morning. For a day sleeper, is this the case after waking (ie. Afternoon), or is it morning hours for everyone regardless of sleep schedule?

I read eye pressure (IOP) is usually highest in the morning. For a day sleeper, is this the case after waking (ie. Afternoon), or is it morning hours for everyone regardless of sleep schedule?

Diurnal vsriation: Eye pressure varies with the sleep cycle not the time of the day. Pressure is highest during REM cycle of sleep. This is known as Diurnal variation. ...Read more

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Are sleep mask (eye mask) bad for eye due to pressure? I'm really worried. I have used it for few nights now. Any bad effects on my eyes?

Are sleep mask (eye mask) bad for eye due to pressure? I'm really worried. I have used it for few nights now. Any bad effects on my eyes?

Unlikely a problem: Most sleep masks are soft enough that with moderate tightening, they will not interfere with the blood circulation of the eye. The pressure they usually create is no more than when you lie asleep on your stomach with your head facing the pillow. ...Read more

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Pressure in head when laying down to sleep. Mostly in forehead, near eyes and nose. Sides of head as well? No other symptoms noticed so far.

Pressure in head when laying down to sleep. Mostly in forehead, near eyes and nose. Sides of head as well? No other symptoms noticed so far.

Sinusitis: See your doctor for an evaluation. It is hard to say what the problem is. A sinus infection is one possibility. ...Read more

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My eyes are red, I have pressure above the bridge of my nose, and I can't sleep. This has been going on for about two weeks?

You need sleep!: Lack of sleep causes dry eyes and therefore the red eyes and the burning and the pressure feeling.

You have to figure out what is your cause of loosing sleep! ...Read more

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Is it safe to sleep now? I hit my forehead on the door to dodge a bee! Hours ago. Felt pressure in my face like nose area almost to my eyes. I'm scared

Is it safe to sleep now? I hit my forehead on the door to dodge a bee! Hours ago. Felt pressure in my face like nose area almost to my eyes. I'm scared

YES: It is probably safe for you to sleep. You probably just have a facial contusion. You didn't blackout or have no nausea or vomiting. If you are really worried then by all means get checked. ...Read more

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If I try to sleep on my right side with my head on a pillow, my left eye feels like there is a lot of pressure and hurts (dull pressure pain) teeth too?

If I try to sleep on my right side with my head on a pillow, my left eye feels like there is a lot of pressure and hurts (dull pressure pain) teeth too?

Get Examined: You may have a number of possible problems. Abscessed tooth, so see your dentist. Sinus infection, see ENT physician. If those are not finding the problem, see neurologist. There are two academies of dentists with special focus on oral pain. Check for members at these websites: aaop. Org and aacfp. Org on internet. ...Read more

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Pressure behind eyes when bending, blocked nose, dizzy, when I close my eyes it feels like I'm moving. Can't sleep. Been 7 days now what could it be?

Pressure behind eyes when bending, blocked nose, dizzy, when I close my eyes it feels like I'm moving. Can't sleep. Been 7 days now what could it be?

Tension: My fist thought is tension. Otherwise =. check for sinusitis with tenderness over the face or forehead, a viral syndrome. Sounds like you should check with your health care provider after taking your temperature. ...Read more

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My 5 mnth baby has a lazy eye started after tummy sleeping 1 wk ago & more pressure on that side lead to slight swellin on that eye? Fine otherwise.

My 5 mnth baby has a lazy eye started after tummy sleeping 1 wk ago & more pressure on that side lead to slight swellin on that eye? Fine otherwise.

For safe sleep, put: Him in his crib on his back when he is drowsy, but awake after feeding, wiping his mouth out with a soft cloth & reading to him at the same time nightly. If he rolls over, there's not much you can do. Eye turning is from a problem in the nerve to an eye muscle, the junction of the nerve & muscle, or the muscle. Seek referral to a pediatric ophthalmologist to prevent true amblyopia or lazy eye. ...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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My eye pressure measured 18. Should I be concerned?

Probably not: The average eye pressure is between 10 and 22 and can vary during the day. In the absence of glaucoma, 18 should be fine. ...Read more

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Does sinusitis increase eye pressure?

Does sinusitis increase eye pressure?

No.: Sinusitis does not increase eye present, but sinus medications can. Steroids can elevate pressure in open angle patients, antihistamines and decongestants can raise pressure in narrow angles. ...Read more

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How does smoking elevate eye pressure?

How does smoking elevate eye pressure?

It doesn't: There has not been any study linking smoking to elevated eye pressure. There is an association between smoking and blood pressure, however. ...Read more

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How to lower high eye pressure for teens?

Go see an: Eye doctor as this is serious and could indicate brain tumor and its not clear why you are asking. I hope your eyes are ok and your family's too. Eye pressure should be normal for proper vision. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with eye shade cause eye pain?

Can sleeping with eye shade cause eye pain?

Eye pain pressure: The eye shades can cause eye pain if the shades are pressed too tight against the eyes. Also, an allergic reaction can occur around the eyes causing swelling, pressure on the eyes, and subsequent pain. ...Read more

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Can sleeping with eye shades cause eye pain?

Can sleeping with eye shades cause eye pain?

If they're too tight: If your eye shades are putting pressure on your eyes because they are too tight, an aching pain could result. If your eyes are partially open behind the shades and the shades touch your corneas or bend your eyelashes into your eyes this could result in sharp pain.
You should stop wearing them if they induce pain. ...Read more

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How to decrease high eye pressure for teens?

How to decrease high eye pressure for teens?

The same way: Treatment of eye pressure high enough to cause problems is the same for teenagers as it is for adults. This would be a sequence of eyedrops, laser and operative surgery. Elevated pressure in teenagers is very uncommon so a good examination by an ophthalmologist should be undertaken to discover any other problems. ...Read more

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How do deal with eye pressure and headaches?

How do deal with eye pressure and headaches?

See below: Increased pressure in the eye should be followed closely by an ophthalmologist and your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have eye pressure headaches and ^bp. .. Y?

I have eye pressure headaches and ^bp. .. Y?

High blood pressure: The important question is why do you have high blood pressure at 29; once that is answered and your blood pressure is controlled, you may not have the headaches anymore. Definitely consult with your primary care. ...Read more

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What can cause stabbing eye pain after sleep?

What can cause stabbing eye pain after sleep?

Can be dryness: If the pain is when you open your eyes, you may be experiencing dryness, or a recurrent erosion. If this is a common event an ophthalmologist can examine your cornea and see if you have a basement membrane disease that can cause this, and advise treatment. ...Read more

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What do doctors do to check your eye pressure?

What do doctors do to check your eye pressure?

Eye exam: There are two main ways to clinically check eye pressure - the first is contact using a special dye and is the most accurate. The second is using an air puff which is quick but not as good. There are other types which check through the lid or on the cornea and even a handheld pen-like device but they are not commonly used. ...Read more

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Are there any symptoms to elevated eye pressure?

Are there any symptoms to elevated eye pressure?

Usually not: Elevated intra-ocular pressure usually causes no symptoms on its own. The results oif long-standing elevation of intra-ocular pressure can be peripheral visual loss.

Extreme elevation of intra-ocular pressure as in acute angle closure glaucoma often causes eye pain, nausea, vomiting and blurred vision. ...Read more

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Passed out getting eye pressure taken, what to do?

Passed out getting eye pressure taken, what to do?

Be careful: You experienced a vaso-vagal reaction. Be sure to tell any health care professionals before anything (like getting blood drawn) is done to you, as it is likely to occur again. You don't want to be standing or in a vulnerable position when you pass out. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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