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How Can You Tell When You Have An Elevated Eye Pressure
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
If you have an elevated eye pressure due to steroid eye drops, will the eye pressure decrease afterwards?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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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