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How High Is Dangerous Eye Pressure
Glaucoma: Intraocular pressure, iop. Normal is between 10-21. This is an indicator of the relative pressure in the eye. Fluid is formed behind the lens and flows into channels in the front of the eye. Elevated pressure can indicate glaucoma, that can cause vision loss by damage to the optic nerve. It is typically painless. Low pressure can indicate the eye is very sick, from inflammation or scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High eye pressures: Can cause glaucoma. This is a condition which damages the optic nerves. Early on, this causes basically no symptoms. It initially affects small focal areas of the peripheral vision. If it gets worse, then it can start affecting the more central part of your vision. If your eye pressures are high, then you should be followed regularly by your ophthalmologist and use drops to lower it if needed. ...Read more
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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
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
So I have high pressure in my eyes. As of late they've been glassy. My right eye kind of hurts and it feels like there's pressure behind it. Face hot.
Had annual eye exam. Eye pressure showing high-24. I am 43. Need to go for further tests. How worried should I be?
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