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Are there any symptoms to elevated eye pressure?

Are there any symptoms to elevated eye pressure?

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 more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Eye Pain (Definition)

Depends on further explanation by history and findings on evaluation and examination. An ophthalmologist can resolve this issue ...Read more


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What symptoms typically go along with elevated eye pressure?

What symptoms typically go along with elevated eye pressure?

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

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What foods can cause high eye pressure?

What foods can cause high eye pressure?

Foods ; eye pressure: Plants with anticholinergic properties from the family solanaceae can cause narrow angle in some patients ; cause high eye pressure: atropa belladonna (deadly nightshade), mandragora
officinarum (mandrake), hyoscyamus niger (henbane), datura and brugmansia. ...Read more

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What commonly leads to high eye pressure?

What commonly leads to high eye pressure?

Imbalance: High eye pressure is due to an imbalance of inflow and outflow of fluid in the eye. More fluid is being produced than is exiting, and the pressure within the eye goes up. This is commonly seen in glaucoma and ocular hypertension. ...Read more

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Please tell me what does high eye pressure mean?

Please tell me what does high eye pressure mean?

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 more

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Could you tell me all they know about high eye pressure?

Could you tell me all they know about high eye pressure?

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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How to lower high eye pressure for teens?

How to lower high eye pressure for teens?

Go see an: Eye doctor as this is serious and could indicate brain tumor and its not clear why you are asking. I hope your eyes are ok and your family's too. Eye pressure should be normal for proper vision. ...Read more

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How to decrease high eye pressure for teens?

The same way: Treatment of eye pressure high enough to cause problems is the same for teenagers as it is for adults. This would be a sequence of eyedrops, laser and operative surgery. Elevated pressure in teenagers is very uncommon so a good examination by an ophthalmologist should be undertaken to discover any other problems. ...Read more

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What are the causes of high eye pressure, besides glaucoma?

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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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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Help! Can bad contact lens cleaning lead to high eye pressure?

Help! Can bad contact lens cleaning lead to high eye pressure?

Contact lens care: Poor contact lens hygiene can lead to eye irritation and infection but will not directly cause your eye pressure to go up. If the infection is severe enough, then the pressure could go up as a secondary effect, but this will not happen merely because of not taking proper care of your lenses. ...Read more

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Had annual eye exam. Eye pressure showing high-24. I am 43. Need to go for further tests. How worried should I be?

Had annual eye exam. Eye pressure showing high-24. I am 43. Need to go for further tests. How worried should I be?

Depends on cornea: Eye pressure depends on corneal thickness: if thick, eye pressure reads as "greater than normal"; if thin, pressure is usually higher than measured. More info eyedoc2020@blogspot. Com ...Read more

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What to do if I get eye pressure alot. Is this a sign of eye problems in the future?

What to do if I get eye pressure alot. Is this a sign of eye problems in the future?

Sinuses: Most pain 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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Do diet pills cause high eye pressure?

Do diet pills cause high eye pressure?

Some may: Very few medications cause elevated eye pressure in and of themselves. Some eyes are shaped in such a way as to be at risk for increased pressure (narrow angles). Certain medications are able to cause narrow angles to become even more narrow, causing the pressure in the eye to elevate. If you are at risk for certain glaucomas, you should see a doctor before starting any new diet medication. ...Read more

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Can contact lenses cause high eye pressure?

Can contact lenses cause high eye pressure?

No: Contacts can cause problems with the eye surface such as allergies to contact cleaning solutions, infections, poor oxygen supply to the cornea, but do not affect the intraocular structures. Eye pressure is determined by the rate at which the aqueous fluid is made within the eye and resorbed through a structure called the trabecular meshwork (also within the eye). ...Read more

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High eye pressure (intraocular pressure), what to do?

High eye pressure (intraocular pressure), what to do?

Follow MD advice: I am assuming that you were evaluated by an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist) and elevation of the pressure was noted. You will then be advised of eyedrops and other measures to lower the pressure to the normal range. Mostly these measures are quite effective. ...Read more

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The optician told me I have high eye pressure. What can I do?

The optician told me I have high eye pressure. What can I do?

See ophthalmologist: Opticians make and fit eyeglasses using a prescription from an optometrist or better yet, an ophthalmologist. Eye pressures vary but there is a normal range. If it is high enough to risk visual damage, we call that glaucoma. A high pressure needs immediate evaluation as good treatment is available. See an MD ophthalmologist to protect your eyesight if you have this problem, ...Read more

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My optician said I have high eye pressure. What does this mean?

My optician said I have high eye pressure. What does this mean?

Rule out glaucoma: Eye pressure normally runs between 10 and 20mmhg (milimeters of mercury). If the pressure runs higher, eye doctors want to evaluate if there is an underlying cause for it, such as glaucoma. Other factors can cause the pressure to appear high, such as a thick cornea or excessive squeezing during the test. Have a full dilated eye examination soon. ...Read more

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My eye pressure in left eye 25 and 27 in right eye. Field test abnormal. I have always had high pressure around 21-23. Your thoughts?

My eye pressure in left eye 25 and 27 in right eye. Field test abnormal. I have always had high pressure around 21-23. Your thoughts?

Need evaluation: The next step is to see an ophthalmologist for optic nerve scanning. This should reveal any damage to the optic nerve. If damage is present, you have glaucoma and should be treated. If no damage is present, observation with repeat testing in 6-12 months is advised. ...Read more

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If your eye pressure is 20 what does that mean? He told me it was high but do I need to worry about anything? Would this cause migranes and headaches?

If your eye pressure is 20 what does that mean? He told me it was high but do I need to worry about anything? Would this cause migranes and headaches?

Probably fine: A pressure of 20 is within the normal range. You need to know your corneal thickness (pachymetry). The thicker, the better At your age eye pressure problems are rare. Eye pressure does not cause migraines or other headaches. ...Read more

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How can you tell when you have an elevated eye pressure?

How can you tell when you have an elevated eye pressure?

Cant: That's the problem. I rare cases, if the pressure gets very high, it will hurt. But that's not typical. So you need to get the pressure checked on a periodic basis. ...Read more

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How do you know when you have an elevated eye pressure without testing?

How do you know when you have an elevated eye pressure without testing?

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

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What type of food should my mom be cautious of, if she has high eye pressure?

What type of food should my mom be cautious of, if she has high eye pressure?

None, really.: High eye pressure (iop) is not caused by foods. Certain consumables lower iop like alcohol, caffeine, pot, and diuretics. Oral Prednisone or steroids are a possible cause of increased iop. Nothing quite substitutes for a healthy diet high in anti-oxidants, green leafy vegetables, etc. These are all around good, but no food needs to be avoided for high eye pressure. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's okay to use eye drops to lower high eye pressure. Any optometrists?

Can you tell me if it's okay to use eye drops to lower high eye pressure. Any optometrists?

Depends on what's causing the high I pressure: If you have glaucoma, and have already been worked up by your eye doctor, then the eyedrops that are used are determined based on your other medical conditions present. If not, you have to be worked up first completely by the eye doctor to determine if you even have glaucoma. If you have narrow angles causing this, then eye drops won't be enough! You may also need laser iridotomy done to reduce pressures emergently. ...Read more

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I was diag with ambylopia, nystagmus, high eye pressure and astigmatism. Is it normal to have this many eye conditions without an underlying cause?

I was diag with ambylopia, nystagmus, high eye pressure and astigmatism. Is it normal to have this many eye conditions without an underlying cause?

Not rare: Astigmatism is a developmental ovalness of the eye and occurs to some degree in over 60% of humans. Amblyopia and nystagmus usually develop at birth or at young age. High blood pressure can occur at any age but is more common in those older than you. These are largely independent and not due to an underlying common cause. ...Read more

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I recently went to my eye doctor and my eye pressure is high, what to do?

I recently went to my eye doctor and my eye pressure is high, what to do?

Your eye doctor: Will look to see if this high eye pressure can be monitored or needs treatment. The doc can perform tests to see if your eye pressure is causing any optic nerve damage. If the exam and testing is otherwise normal, the doctor may choose to monitor you without treatment at first. ...Read more

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Elevated eye pressure in teens ever happen?

Elevated eye pressure in teens ever happen?

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