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How can you tell when you have an elevated eye pressure?

How can you tell when you have an elevated eye pressure?

Cant: Thats the problem. I rare cases, if the pressure gets very high, it will hurt. But thats not typical. So you need to get the pressure checked on a periodic basis. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

Glaucoma refers to a group of eye conditions that lead to damage to the optic nerve, the nerve that carries visual information from the eye to the brain. In many cases, damage to the optic nerve is due to increased pressure in the eye, also known ...Read more


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How do you know when you have an elevated eye pressure without testing?

How do you know when you have an elevated eye pressure without testing?

Usually cannot: Like blood pressure, it is difficult to feel any change unless it is at the extremes. Extreme high eye pressure is an emergency and results in loss of vision, pain, and even nausea. Having it measured with your doctor is the best way to catch the problem early and have it monitored. ...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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What symptoms typically go along with elevated eye pressure?

What symptoms typically go along with elevated eye pressure?

Few: Unfortunately most cases of elevated eye pressure are from a gradual increase in the pressure which cannot be felt. An ophthalmologist can measure this. A far less common elevation, acute glaucoma, cause pain and vision loss quickly. If untreated, the major symptoms is vision loss but this takes a while in the usual case. Have your eyes checked regularly by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I've been having elevated eye pressures for three years now. My vision has gotten worse. Pressures were 24/25 almost consistently. What could cause this? I was checked extensively for glaucoma and it came back negative.

I've been having elevated eye pressures for three years now. My vision has gotten worse. Pressures were 24/25 almost consistently. What could cause this? I was checked extensively for glaucoma and it came back negative.

Ocular hypertension: Ocular Hypertension doesn't always equate Glaucoma, although some eventually do develop glaucoma. Central vision worsening may not have to do with Ocular hypertension or glaucoma, and may in fact be refractive error. If extensive glaucoma evaluation involves visual field test and it was normal, just realize that almost 40% damage must occur before even showing up on a visual field. ...Read more

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Elevated eye pressure in teens ever happen?

Elevated eye pressure in teens ever happen?

Yes: This is complicated and best discussed with your physician, as there are several possible causes. It (elevated intraocular pressure) can be caused by trauma, glaucoma, idiopathic (without cause) ocular hypertension, certain medications and other things that influence eye fluid (aqueous) production and drainage. ...Read more

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Can getting hit in the eye cause elevated eye pressure?

Yes: One way is that it can interfere with eye fluid (aqueous) drainage, leading to increased pressure because the eye continues to produce fluid. ...Read more

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Can elevated eye pressure be due to nicotine or other substances?

No: Nicotine, the drug found in tobacco is not known for causing increased eye pressure. Other medicines such as steroids are well known to cause an increase in eye pressure. ...Read more

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Can anti anxiety medicine cause elevated eye pressure ?

Can anti anxiety medicine cause elevated eye pressure ?

Some can: Some drugs that dilate pupils can increase intraocular pressure in some people (those susceptible to narrow angle glaucoma). Let your doctors know about your concerns, and all medications you are taking. ...Read more