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Inter Ocular Pressure
I'm ocular hypertensive, iop at base 16 (controlled). Does weightlifting increase eye pressure? What about normal breathing vs valsalva maneuver?
Yes but . .: Weightlifting, breath holding and being upside down will cause an increase in the pressure in the eye temporarily. So also will rubbing the eyes and any other activity which puts actual pressure on the eye. These effects are temporary and your having controlled glaucoma should not be an issue. Pressure has to be elevated for a long time to cause damage. ...Read more
Subset: Ocular hypertensives are a subset of "glaucoma." this is because they fall into the category of glaucoma suspects. Not all ocular hypertensives go on to develop glaucoma (actually a small overall percentage in the ocular hypertension treatment study), and others have glaucoma without elevated eye pressures. Glaucoma suspects need to be followed to see if they develop glaucoma. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you have intracranial hypertension with an opening pressure of 18? Severe headaches & head pressure, pulsatile tinnitus, dizziness. Head/eyes/face pulsate in sync with my heartbeat. No optic swell
Yes: Normal opening pressure is up to 15. You can have all of the sx you describe with an opening pressure of 18. The lack of optic swelling is a good finding but it does not eliminate the need to address the pressure as a cause of your symptoms. Talk with your doctor about this, . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What's the difference between strabismus & cranial nerve palsies that effect the eyes? Can cranial nerve palsies cause strabismus?
Different patterns: Strabismus is the generic term for eye misalignment of any cause. If from childhood, the eyes are separated about the same in all positions. If from cranial palsy, the degree of separation goes from normal away from the action of the muscles, to a very wide difference in the direction of the action of that muscle. An ophthalmologist can usually readily make this distinction. ...Read more
Baseline pressure is 28 & threshold is 19. No peripheral vision loss minimal optic nerve damage. Want to avoid eye drops.Can slt drop pressure to 19?
Possible: If you want to avoid drops, it is definitely worth trying slt first. Slt is a viable first line treatment for glaucoma. A 30% reduction in pressure is possible, which would bring your pressure down between 19 and 20. Even if you needed drops in addition to slt, you would require less drops to achieve your target pressure. ...Read more
Yes: All of our sinuses are connected. Sinus infection will increase the pressure within the sinus and some time causing discomfort and headache. Since the orbit is also surrounded by sinuses, some time you will feel like pressure behind the eye with sinus infection. Sinus infection however will not affect the pressure within the eye itself (intraocular pressure). ...Read more
No: Blurring in one eye is typically a problem (from front to back of the visual system) with the tear film, cornea, anterior chamber, lens, vitreous, retina, orbit, optic nerve, and any connection to the visual cortex. Sinus fullness doesn't directly affect vision. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Probably not: Sinus pressure and infection can cause a pressure sensation behind the eyes (and rarely orbital infection), but it should not cause visual symptoms. "strobe light flashes" are more likely a retinal or optic nerve symptom, or possibly a migraine symptom. People with symptom of flashing should have an eye exam to rule out retinal problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can Cardio-selective Betablockers lead to dyssynchrony between outgoing and reflected pulse wave & increase central aortic pressure & cause stenosis?
Which one of the following blood pressure medicine arb, diuretic, or calcium channel blocker can lower ocular pressure best in open angle glaucoma. ?
Travatan has lowered eye pressure in glaucoma 40% but i'm very afraid of possible eye color change. Could cosopt also lower pressure 40%?
Do not worry: Travatan is very effective at lowering pressure with almost no side effects, but more importantly can help prevent vision loss from glaucoma by lowering the pressure. The eye color change is rare, and might occur with long term use in people with blue eyes and a hazel center. The hazel part might appear darker or larger over a long period of time. Cosopt is ok, but has more side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not really: Not usually. It would be important to get an EGG and find your underlying rythm. Maybe there are some conduction abnormalities or issues with your Sinus node. Have in mind that if you don't have symptoms, no treatment necessary for bradyardia. Unless you have a heart rate lower than 40 and depressed ejection fraction usually <40% ...Read more
Pp = Sbp - dbp: Pulse pressure = systolic BP - diastolic bp. ...Read more
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