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What Can Cause High Eye Pressure
Varies: Several possibilities, but here are some: dehydration, esp in the summer when we can loose more water than we realize. Medications (lots-best to talk with your doctor). Infections, mainly serious ones. Heart problems. Endocrine problems. Kidney problems. More. For some people a lower BP is normal.Because the list is long and complex, i'd encourage you to have a eval & discussion w/ your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
In most cases: the cause is not known. There are many possible causes of high pressure in the eyes including the use of certain drugs such as corticosteroids, pathologic states such as narrow angles, pigment dispesrion and pseudoexfoliation. An exam by an ophthalmologist can help you determine the cause in your case. ...Read more
Lifestyle changes: Try lifestyle changes first: - don't smoke cigarettes or use any tobacco product. - lose weight if you're overweight. - exercise regularly. - eat a healthy diet that includes lots of fruits and vegetables and is low in fat. - limit your sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake. - try relaxation techniques or biofeedback. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not likely: Unless the pressure is staggeringly high, there is usually no effect on the vision. Wavy vision should be investigated by your ophthalmologist especially if it is of recent onset. Blood pressure does need control for other reasons (heart, brain) but not for alterations in eye vision. ...Read more
Glaucoma, yes: A sudden increase in eye pressure may be a sign of angle closure glaucoma, which is a sight threatening emergency , requiring an immediate visit to your ophthalmologist. Dehydration can cause you to have dry eyes, or in severe scenarios can cause issues with your retinal vasculature. ...Read more
Not typically!: If the blood pressure really goes high, where it starts causing damage, then there might be black spots that are fixed, but not floating! one may have much fluctuations in vision from high glucose and of coarse in very advanced stages both the high pressures and sugars can cause bleeding in the eye which would be floaters! but that is typically after many years of neglect! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tinnitus and BP: Tinnitus, or ringing in your ears, can indeed be made more noticeable by high blood pressure. Also, some of the diuretics, like lasix, (furosemide) which are occasionally prescribed for hypertension may cause or worsen tinnitus. This effect usually subsides when the medication is stopped. ...Read more
Many problems: Obesity is a common cause, as is renal artery disease. Hormonal excess and glomerular disease can also be causes of high blood pressure. Kidney disease will cause it. In any case hypertension in a young person requires thoughtful examination and investigation of the patient by their phsician. ...Read more
Mostly Genetics: The most common cause is called essential hypertension- 90% is of this type. This type is mostly from genetics. Some people are born with an inherent sensitivity to salt. So there is an environmental (diet, stress) component in some. Other causes include a narrowing of the arteries supplying the kidneys called renal artery stenosis. Other causes are hormonal, obesity/metabolic , or certain meds. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Coarctation : Coarctation of the aorta is a congenital narrowing of the aorta which leads to high BP readings in the arms while decreasing blood flow to the legs and can cause weakness. ...Read more
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