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What causes high pressure in the eyes?

What causes high pressure in the eyes?

In most cases: the cause is not known. There are many possible causes of high pressure in the eyes including the use of certain drugs such as corticosteroids, pathologic states such as narrow angles, pigment dispesrion and pseudoexfoliation. An exam by an ophthalmologist can help you determine the cause in your case. ...Read more

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What foods can cause high eye pressure?

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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I wore two pairs of goggles simultaneously and very tightly for several 4 hour sessions. Did this cause permanent damage to eyes due to high pressure?

I wore two pairs of goggles simultaneously and very tightly for several 4 hour sessions. Did this cause permanent damage to eyes due to high pressure?

Eye pressure: It is possible that wearing tight goggles could temporarily raise the pressure inside the eyes. It is also possible that the eye could be damaged by such elevated pressure. An eye exam with an ophthalmologist should be able to disclose any damage that might have occurred. Be sure to let the doctor know about your goggle habits. ...Read more

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Can high pressure in the eyes cause headaches?

Can high pressure in the eyes cause headaches?

Yes: High pressure can cause a headache, usually a brow ache. Even though this can occur, it is rare in my experience. A visit to an ophthalmologist can determine if anything with your eyes is causing headaches. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high eye pressure, besides glaucoma?

What are the causes of high eye pressure, besides glaucoma?

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 more

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What are the causes of high eye pressure other than glaucoma?

Many things: Glaucoma is caused by high intraocular pressure. Some people can have high pressures (ocular hypertension) and not have developed glaucoma yet. Many things can increase intraocular pressure including impaired "drainage channels" , neovascularization, inflammation, and impaired venous outflow. In order to determine the cause, a complete eye exam with an ophthalmologist would be required. ...Read more

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Do diet pills cause high eye pressure?

Do diet pills cause high eye pressure?

Some may: Very few medications cause elevated eye pressure in and of themselves. Some eyes are shaped in such a way as to be at risk for increased pressure (narrow angles). Certain medications are able to cause narrow angles to become even more narrow, causing the pressure in the eye to elevate. If you are at risk for certain glaucomas, you should see a doctor before starting any new diet medication. ...Read more

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Can contact lenses cause high eye pressure?

Can contact lenses cause high eye pressure?

No: Contacts can cause problems with the eye surface such as allergies to contact cleaning solutions, infections, poor oxygen supply to the cornea, but do not affect the intraocular structures. Eye pressure is determined by the rate at which the aqueous fluid is made within the eye and resorbed through a structure called the trabecular meshwork (also within the eye). ...Read more

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Can stress and sleeplessness cause high pressure in eyes?

Can stress and sleeplessness cause high pressure in eyes?

No: internal eye pressure is self generated and not responsive to the condition of the rest of the body whether stress, exercise, exhaustion or anything else (except certain pharmaceutical agents), ...Read more

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