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What could cause a feeling of pressure on the eye if you do not have glaucoma or sinus problems?

What could cause a feeling of pressure on the eye if you do not have glaucoma or sinus problems?

Dry eyes: I find that most people who feel pressure in their eyes is from dry eyes. Most people with glaucoma can't 'feel' their pressure. ...Read more

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Dr. John Landi
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Sinus (Definition)

In anatomy, a sinus is a cavity within a bone or other tissue. Most commonly found in the bones of the face and connecting with the nasal cavities. Sinus (anatomy), description of the general term paranasal sinuses, air cavities in the cranial bones, especially those near the nose, including: the maxillary sinuses, also called the maxillary antra and the largest of the ...Read more


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Could sinus congestion cause narrow angle closure glaucoma?

Could sinus congestion cause narrow angle closure glaucoma?

Sinus congestion: Will not cause angle glaucoma. In patients who have narrow anterior chamber angles (which would be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist), taking medications to treat a sinus infection could lead to an angle closure glaucoma attack. If you have narrow angles, you should avoid decongestants and anti-histamines until you are told by your ophthalmologist that it's ok to use them. ...Read more

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Does drinking a lot of caffeinated beverages affect glaucoma and does having sinus congestion affect glaucoma?

Probably not: There is a temporary increase in the eye pressure to a small degree from the ingestion of a large volume of liquid until the kidney gets rid of it. The caffeine does not alter the fluid relationships in the eye and so is not a problem. Sinus congestion is an independent problem and unrelated to eye pressure. ...Read more

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Can having sinus congestion affect glaucoma pressure in an eye?

Not really: Sinus congestion can be quite unpleasant but the pressure in the sinus is not transmitted to the eye. These are separate and independent problems. ...Read more

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Does having sinus congestion also affect the glaucoma pressure in an eye?

Does having sinus congestion also affect the glaucoma pressure in an eye?

No: Sinus pressure can be felt around the eye, often making a patient think the pressure in the eye is elevated. Sinus congestion has no affect on intraocular pressure. ...Read more

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What do you recommemd for sinus problems?

What do you recommemd for sinus problems?

GO to ENT: Use neilmed rinse with saline solution into your nostrils. You may use decongestants ( phenylephrine) in pills or nasal spray. Also a nasal cortisone spray twice daily ( flonase, Nasonex (mometasone) etc) may be helpful. If there is fever with facial pressure may be an antibiotic may help. If you are desperate go to ent. Most of the time there is an allergic component req. Antihistamines or cortisone in pill. ...Read more

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Could restasis make sinus problems worse?

Could restasis make sinus problems worse?

Not likely: Restasis is a topical drop designed to increase the production of tears in those deficient in tear flow. The increase can be helpful but rarely enough to increase tear flow into the sinuses and in fact more fluid in sinuses might improve the health of the sinuses. So if Restasis is helpful, continue it. ...Read more

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What causes sinus problems in 10 year old?

What causes sinus problems in 10 year old?

Allergies or virus: "sinus" problems in children are often the result of viral upper respiratory infections. If there are persistent positive findings of chronic sinusitis, then allergies, structural anomalies and immune disorders need to be ruled out. This is accomplished by pediatric ENT specialist. If the child is robust and has no other problems, then is likely a minor issue. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems cause distorted vision?

Can sinus problems cause distorted vision?

Yes: Infections of the sinuses can even cause blindness. Any vision changes with the finding of vision changes need immediate treatment. Oral antibiotics are sometimes effective with decongestants but surgical intervention is indicated in more severe cases. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems cause excessive salivation?

Can sinus problems cause excessive salivation?

Yes: Yes it can .if you take the right treatment you will end up with a dry mouth. ...Read more

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What's the best cure for severe sinus problems?

What's the best cure for severe sinus problems?

Read here for more: Sinusitis has many causes, including infection, allergy, bony obstruction, nasal polyps, cystic fibrosis, tumors and even cancers. An ear, nose and throat specialist can evaluate and provide treatment options. To read more, see www.Richmondsinusandallergy.Com. ...Read more

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I want to know if diebetes can cause sinus problems?

I want to know if diebetes can cause sinus problems?

Indirectly, perhaps: If diabetic's blood sugars are not well controlled, the excess glucose may allow bacteria/viruses to thrive more easily in the sinuses. Keep sugar under control; flush nasal passages/sinuses with saline spray to wash out germs (neti pot works well, too; just remember to use boiled or distilled water). Wash hands frequently, especially if around others with infections. ...Read more

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What is making me so unsteady? Sinus problems again?

Hmmm: While sinus problems can sometimes make you unsteady, it is not the most likely cause. You should see an ENT and/or neurologist to make sure everything is okay. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my sinus problems and headaches?

What do you suggest if my sinus problems and headaches?

Many : First try the over the counter meds. A Sinus rinse is great (saline to flush out the nasal passages). Mucinex (guaifenesin) is a good medicine to loosen mucus. Sudafed is a good decongestant. Nasacourt is a good Nasal steroid spray that is available over the counter. If these things don't work, you need to be seen ...Read more

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Being a person with chronic sinus problems, is la a bad place to move?

Being a person with chronic sinus problems, is la a bad place to move?

Triggers?: It depends on what your triggers are for your allergies/sinus problems. If they environmental things like smog, la may not be a good choice. If cold, dry weather is your nemesis, la would be a great choice. Not enough people find out what causes their symptoms and use avoidance. Talk with allergist or ENT about identifying what sets you off - if it's your dog and he is moving to la with you -oops! ...Read more

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What does the medical term "cobblestoning" mean in regards to sinus problems?

What does the medical term "cobblestoning" mean in regards to sinus problems?

Cobblestoning: Hello. The term cobblestoning refers to the appearance of the lining in the back of the throat. A normal pattern of lymphatic tissue that lines the posterior wall of the oropharynx. Sinus drainage may activate this tissue causing redness and swelling. ...Read more

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Chronic sinus problems. Nothing seems to work, not even the 'good stuff.' any suggestions?

Chronic sinus problems. Nothing seems to work, not even the 'good stuff.' any suggestions?

What is good stuff?: The treatment of chronic sinusitis is generally nasal antiinflammatory sprays, allergy meds if called for, corticosteroid medications and antibiotics. If none of those work, a ct sinus is obtained. If there is a narrowing of the sinus passageways they can be opened minimally invasively as an in office procedure. Polyps need surgical treatment. Find a local ENT to consult with. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Chang
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Glaucoma (Definition)

A condition that causes damage to your eye's optic nerve and gets worse over time. It's often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye. Without treatment, glaucoma can cause total permanent blindness ...Read more