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What are the other reasons to have high pressure in the eyes besides glaucoma? Consider the eyes "normal" other than high prescription for contacts

What are the other reasons to have high pressure in the eyes besides glaucoma? Consider the eyes "normal" other than high prescription for contacts

Sure: There are certainly reasons other than glaucoma for increased intraocular pressure. Some meds can cause it, head trauma ,brain tumors, other diseases. However, with a "normal" eye other than needing contacts and an otherwise normal physical exam, glaucoma would be most common cause. Talk to ophthalmologist about if he/she has concerns about other health problems that could be cause... ...Read more

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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My wife's eye pressure was normal but other parameters were not normal. Doctor told it is glaucoma. What to do? How to live with it?

My wife's eye pressure was normal but other parameters were not normal. Doctor told it is glaucoma. What to do? How to live with it?

Second opinion: The hallmark of glaucoma, especially in a young person, is elevated pressure. There are other risk factors which contribute to the diagnosis but do not make the diagnosis. If the visual field is altered, that can be a clue, but visual field changes can come from other causes. You should seek a second opinion from an ophthalmologist who specializes in diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma. ...Read more

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Normal field vision test. Dilated optic discs small w/slight asymmetry. Suspicious oct scan. Eye pressure 27. Family history. Suspect for glaucoma?

Normal field vision test. Dilated optic discs small w/slight asymmetry. Suspicious oct scan. Eye pressure 27. Family history. Suspect for glaucoma?

Yes: It is important that your eye pressure be monitored closely and that the visual fields and oct are tested are a regular basis. I suggest you see an ophthalmologist regularly. There are usually no symptoms of glaucoma that you will experience. ...Read more

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Does increased eye pressure mean that I have glaucoma?

Does increased eye pressure mean that I have glaucoma?

Maybe: Glaucoma means the pressure in the eye over time has caused damage to the optic nerve. Increased eye pressure is a risk factor for glaucoma but it does not necessarily mean you have it. Examination and evaluation by an eye md can help determine if you have glaucoma or are at risk of glaucoma and if treatment is needed. ...Read more

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Will I develop glaucoma if I have increased eye pressure?

Yes: Possibly so - other factors such as age and actual pressure readings will play a role in your specific risk for developing glaucoma. It would be wise to follow up with an eye specialist and understand your risk and recommendations for risk reduction through intra-ocular pressure control. ...Read more

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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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How often should you have eye pressure checked in glaucoma?

Per doc schedule: May return right away if iop very high if start new therapy may check in 1 mo if stable, may check every 3-4 mo if suspect, may check every 6-12 mo. ...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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Is there anything you can do to reduce glaucoma eye pressure natrually?

Is there anything you can do to reduce glaucoma eye pressure natrually?

Nothing known: Eye pressure does not respond to any known natural product. If your pressure is elevated you need to have an ophthalmologist follow you and keep your vision safe. ...Read more

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