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Glaucoma Eye Pressure Readings
Yes: Intraocular pressure should always be measured prior to dilation as it typically increases a little after dilation, especially when monitoring for glaucoma. There are a few conditions where it may be checked after and eye doctors will typically recheck pressures after dilation to ensure accuracy of their technician, but as a rule, this should be documented prior to dilation. ...Read more
No: Blurring in one eye is typically a problem (from front to back of the visual system) with the tear film, cornea, anterior chamber, lens, vitreous, retina, orbit, optic nerve, and any connection to the visual cortex. Sinus fullness doesn't directly affect vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I always had perfect vision. Sudden vision loss in one eye. Pressure on eye. Glaucoma or optic neuritis?
Many causes: Get to your specialist eye md right away. Acute glaucoma is painful with steamy vision before the blindness, so unlikely in your case. Optic neuritis, retinal vein occlusion, retinal detachment, stroke, migraine headache, vitreous hemorrhage, retinal hemorrhage and other causes can all be serious. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glaucoma not painful: If you have glaucoma, and have pain, then the cause is something else than the glaucoma. The only painful glaucoma comes from acute angle closure glaucoma or advanced hemorrhagic glaucoma. The most common glaucomas are painless. If you have pain, discuss this with your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Systolic blood pressure occurs during contraction of the heart. The blood pressure falls progressively until the next contraction. Diastolic blood pressure is the pressure immediately before the subsequent contraction. Diastolic blood pressure can never be higher than systolic blood pressure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
No: They're independent but often tend to go together. Younger people tend to have higher diastolic pressures. Older people tend to have higher systolic pressures. But those are just generalizations. ...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
Baseline pressure is 28 & threshold is 19. No peripheral vision loss minimal optic nerve damage. Want to avoid eye drops.Can slt drop pressure to 19?
Possible: If you want to avoid drops, it is definitely worth trying slt first. Slt is a viable first line treatment for glaucoma. A 30% reduction in pressure is possible, which would bring your pressure down between 19 and 20. Even if you needed drops in addition to slt, you would require less drops to achieve your target pressure. ...Read more
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