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What is the name of condition that collapses the anterior chamber of the eye?

What is the name of condition that collapses the anterior chamber of the eye?

Hypotony: If the eye pressure is too low, as sometimes after trauma or surgery, the anterior chamber may collapse and this is hyoptony. ...Read more

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Does anyone know the function of the anterior chamber in our eye?

Does anyone know the function of the anterior chamber in our eye?

Part of the system: The anterior chamber separates the cornea from the lens, both of which work together to focus light onto the retina. The anterior chamber is full of clear fluid called aqueous humor, which is important for the health of the cornea. ...Read more

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Can you tell me how I can reduce the pressure in the eye?

Can you tell me how I can reduce the pressure in the eye?

Eye pressure: If you have high eye pressure determined to be unacceptable for the health of your eye(s), the your eye md will prescribe a medication that you apply to your eye(s) to lower it. In some cases, a laser treatment may also be indicated. As long as you are being cared for by your eye md, you will be receiving the proper treatment and follow up. ...Read more

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Why does pressure rise in the eye to cause glaucoma?

Why does pressure rise in the eye to cause glaucoma?

Eye fluid imbalance: Glaucoma is caused by damage to the optic nerve due to increased pressure in the eye. The increased pressure can be due to increased fluid production or decreased drainage. Sometimes the reason for the increased pressure is not known. People over the age of 40, with diabetes, eye injury or eye surgery are at increased risk of glaucoma. Glaucoma is also more common among african americans. ...Read more

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What are the causes of pressure in the eye and burning?

What are the causes of pressure in the eye and burning?

Pressure: Eye pressure may be caused by glaucoma, migraine, thyroid eye disease, and sinus pressure. Burning may be caused by dry eye, eye drops, chemical injury, and blepharitis. Call your doctor is these problems persist. ...Read more

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What could pressure behind the eye and trouble seeing be ?

What could pressure behind the eye and trouble seeing be ?

Depends on other: Symptoms and the duration of symptoms but consider things like sinus infections, tumors, optic nerve or muscle issues etc. I would have your doctor examine you to figure out the right cause. ...Read more

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What exactly can pressure behind the eye and trouble seeing be from?

What exactly can pressure behind the eye and trouble seeing be from?

Sinus or worse: Most pain and pressure in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more

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Feel pressure in my eye after being elbowed in the eye. Could this be serious?

Feel pressure in my eye after being elbowed in the eye. Could this be serious?

Check vision: Could be just a bruised eye, or an inflamed eye (iritis) where you are more sensitive to light. If it doesn't recover in 1-2 days, get an eye exam. ...Read more

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Someone put a great deal of pressure on my friends eye during a fight and she said it hurts behind the eye, what does this mean/what should she do?

Uveitis: Injury to the eye an cause inflammation in the front, anterior uveitis and sometimes the back if the eye? Posterior uveitis. Untreated anterior uveitis will result in potentially blinding cataracts (clouding of the lens through which light must past and be focused) and glaucoma (high pressure in the eye). Your friend needs to be under a doctors care. ...Read more

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So is 9mmhg a normal intraocular pressure of the eye?

So is 9mmhg a normal intraocular pressure of the eye?

Yes: All measurements must be evaluated in terms of the clinical situation. Assuming your eye exam is otherwise normal, this is a normal pressure. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of iop (intraocular pressure) in the eye?

What are the symptoms of iop (intraocular pressure) in the eye?

Often none: With slow pressure rises from open-angle glaucoma there are really no symptoms only late vision loss. With acute closed-angle glaucoma there is pain and pressure with a red eye. Often patients notice "steamy vision" with rings around lights from corneal swelling from the high pressure - this is an emergency. ...Read more

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Does flying on an airliner changer the eye pressures in glaucoma?

Does flying on an airliner changer the eye pressures in glaucoma?

Maybe a little: Altitude can cause changes in eye pressure, but most commercial airplanes are pressurized to less than 8000 feet and private planes generally don't go high enough to make a difference. Whatever the case, the duration of most flights is so short that it shouldn't make a difference. Glaucoma damage takes years to develop and a short spell of elevated pressure is not worrisome! ...Read more

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What can cause pressure in the eye and feel lighthead?

What can cause pressure in the eye and feel lighthead?

Dehydration?: If you are dehydrated, then the eyes can get dry and feel like "pressure" and it also causes the lightheaded ness. Try drinking more fluids, if it persists see your primary care doctor. ...Read more

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What are alternatives to reducing the pressure in the eye?

What are alternatives to reducing the pressure in the eye?

Three alternatives: The most common way this is done is with eye drops. Laser surgery and incisional surgery are also available. A few medications taken orally, such as beta-blockers and carbonic anhydrase inhibitors, also work. Discuss your options with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Can Petechiea in the eye caused by increased venous pressure be healed or treated?

Can Petechiea in the eye caused by increased venous pressure be healed or treated?

You are likely: referring to a conjunctival hemmorhage although a picture would be best for a proper diagnosis. These types of bleeds resolve on their own within a few days. ...Read more

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I'm getting some pressure under the eye and I see a small flash in my vision when I blink?

I'm getting some pressure under the eye and I see a small flash in my vision when I blink?

Many things: Eye pressure can be from many things, like dry eyes, and sinusitis. Seeing flashing lights is a possible indication of your vitreous detaching which can sometimes cause retinal tears or detachments. Please see your eye doctor as soon as you can. ...Read more

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How do eye doctors test the pressure in the eye?

How do eye doctors test the pressure in the eye?

Several ways: Basically the surface of eye is temporarily numbed and the "bounce" of the eyeball is measured by applying some external pressure to it attached to a pressure measuring device, similar to pumping a bike tire. A healthy eyeball has some normal "give" to it. But when pressure increases inside the eye, that "give" is reduced and eye gets stiffer and harder...Good for soccer balls, but not eyeballs. ...Read more

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Can getting hit in the eye cause elevated eye pressure?

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