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Glaucoma Eye Pressure Readings
In glaucoma can eye pressure readings vary if the same machine isn't used every time and there is a different doctor performing the reading?
Corneal thickness is 510+ 2. In glaucoma does that mean you add 2 points to my eye pressure reading of 15?
No: The more important way to judge the pressure in the eye is whether or not there is any evidence of damage from pressure on the optic nerve head. The corneal thickness is a separate measurement the shows whether there is or is not an increased risk of developing glaucoma. Your measurement of 510 means that you do have an increase risk to developing glaucoma. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Glaucoma w/30% nerve damage. Pressure reduced from 30 to 15. Cornea is 516 thick. Do i add 2 points to eye pressure reading because cornea is thin?
My optometrist says i don't have damage but glaucoma specialist says i do. Who is right? Eye pressure readings and field test vary between offices
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Maybe: Glaucoma means the pressure in the eye over time has caused damage to the optic nerve. Increased eye pressure is a risk factor for glaucoma but it does not necessarily mean you have it. Examination and evaluation by an eye md can help determine if you have glaucoma or are at risk of glaucoma and if treatment is needed. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes: Possibly so - other factors such as age and actual pressure readings will play a role in your specific risk for developing glaucoma. It would be wise to follow up with an eye specialist and understand your risk and recommendations for risk reduction through intra-ocular pressure control. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Various: Eye pressure can be falsely elevated (machine error, operator error, corneal scar, etc.), elevated due to thick central corneal thickness, high due to recent eye surgery (i.e. Retained viscoelastic, etc.), etc. However we commonly refer to high eye pressure as having glaucoma, but it's not always true since there are ocular hypertensives with high pressure that never develop glaucoma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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