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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. Sheila Smith
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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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Can sinus problems make the face tingle?

Can sinus problems make the face tingle?

Sinus: Tingling is a very uncommon symptom. Usually people have facial pressure or pain. Tingling can be seen before a migraine, or before shingles comes on. Hopefully it is just sinusitis. ...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

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