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What Causes Elevated Retina
I've been having elevated eye pressures for three years now. My vision has gotten worse. Pressures were 24/25 almost consistently. What could cause this? I was checked extensively for glaucoma and it came back negative.
Ocular hypertension: Ocular Hypertension doesn't always equate Glaucoma, although some eventually do develop glaucoma. Central vision worsening may not have to do with Ocular hypertension or glaucoma, and may in fact be refractive error. If extensive glaucoma evaluation involves visual field test and it was normal, just realize that almost 40% damage must occur before even showing up on a visual field. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
What could be the cause of me having swelling of my temple, drooping eye lid and swollen, nauseated, elevated blood pressure, sunk in pupil, pressure?
Temple: Possibly an infection but there are many causes. You need to go to the ER today to have this checked out ...Read more
Many possible causes: As we age, the vitreous may pull away from its attachment to the retina at the back of the eye. If the vitreous pulls hard enough to tear the retina in one or more places, fluid may pass through, lifting the retina off the back of the eye, causing it to detach. Some risk factors for detachment are: nearsightedness, trauma to the eye or a family history of retinal detachment. ...Read more
Ophthalmology: While it may happen spontaneously it can happen after an injury to the eye. Eye protection if you are in a situation where injury is possible. ...Read more
Most likely.: It is best to confirm your specific recommendations with your retina specialist or ophthalmologist who diagnosed or treated your condition. If the condition was stable or treated from prior exams, you most likely are ok from sauna use, but in general use caution to avoid any sudden force on the eyes, any significant shaking of the head or eyes, and any rubbing of the eyes. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Causes: Rhegmatogenous retinal detachments (rd) are caused by a tear in the retina. Serous rd's are caused by fluid leakage under the retina. The rd is repaired by doing a pneumatic retinopexy, a vitrectomy a scleral buckle or a combination of the three. The healing depends on which procedure is performed. The return of vision depends on the length of the detachment prior to repair but may take 6 -12m. ...Read more
What can cause the swelling of the retina nerves? And what can be the solution for this swelling to get them back to normal?
They can be a cause.: The great forces involved in riding certain roller coasters can cause retinal detachments in those who are prone to them. ...Read more
Retinal specialist: Retinal folds sometimes occur spontaneously and do not lead to vision changes. Other times they can be from traction within the eye or sometimes from external pressure outside of the eye. An examination either by a retinal specialist or ophthalmologist can give your expected prognosis and treatment options. ...Read more
Can lifting weights cause a retinal detachment? I have very thin retinas and was just wondering if I could lift weights or not?
Retinal damage: Only your ophthalmologist knows for sure. I hope you are seeing a retinal specialist as well to follow your retinal condition. Because yes, in the right circumstances, a retinal detachment could occur with weight lifting. You need to be cleared by your eye doc before embarking on this activity. ...Read more
Can custom (wavefront) lasik correct higher order aberration not caused by corneal curvature? Safe to have the procedure in presence of lattice (retina)?
LASIK and Wavefront:
Retinal lattice found in the periphery of many moderate and high myopes should not contribute to your central visual acuity, nor to the proposed treatment measured for your eye.
Wavefront crs attempts to treat the entire wavefront measured through all the optical media of the eye, which would include the lens as well as the cornea, primarily. ...Read more
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