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Why does pressure rise in the eye to cause glaucoma?

Why does pressure rise in the eye to cause glaucoma?

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 more

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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 causes blood pressure to drop unexpectedly?

What causes blood pressure to drop unexpectedly?

Blood pressure: Blood pressure depends on the stroke volume of the heart and the peripheral vascular resistance. If the resistance falls rapidly unexpectedly pressure will drop, if blood return to the heart drops suddenly decreasing stroke volume, pressure will drop. There are various things that can cause either or both events. ...Read more

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What causes high pressure in the eyes?

What causes high pressure in the eyes?

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

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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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Please tell me what causes pressure behind your eye that also causes dizziness?

Please tell me what causes pressure behind your eye that also causes dizziness?

Dizziness: Dizziness can be light headidness or vertigo ( false sense of movement or spinning).If you have a localizing symptom such as the pressure behind the eye, then the causes of this can be narrowed down to eye conditions such as glaucoma, , sinus problems, optic nerve situations. Hypertension as well. So , it is recommended to have the blood pressure checked , eye examined and if needed a Brain MRI ...Read more

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Can you tell me what causes pressure behind your eye that also causes dizziness?

Can you tell me what causes pressure behind your eye that also causes dizziness?

Sinus : This description is typical of a sinus problem. You could have a new or chronic sinus infection. You should go to your primary care doctor. Other more serious neurological problems such as pseudotumor cerebri could also cause this bit are much more rare. ...Read more

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Eyes pressure increases resulting in eyes pain please suggest what to do?

Eyes pressure increases resulting in eyes pain please suggest what to do?

Angle closure?: If your eye pressure is elevated enough to cause eye pain, you may be experiencing angle closure glaucoma. You need to see an eye doctor asap. Many other issues can cause the feelings of eye pressure and pain but increased ocular pressure is very serious. ...Read more

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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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What causes eye pressure and dizziness?

What causes eye pressure and dizziness?

Dehydration: More frequently than not eye pressure is related to dryness or sinus pressure. Both of which are also causes for dizziness. Suggest taking more fluids daily and if inadequate response, you need to be seen by your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the causes of blood pressure to rise when you get up?

What are the causes of blood pressure to rise when you get up?

Normal physiology: When you get up, your heart beats faster and stronger, and the stroke volume (amount of blood pumped per beat) rises. Also, your involuntary (autonomic) nervous system causes your vessels to constrict. The net effect of all those actions is a normal rise in bp. ...Read more

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What causes a sudden increase in eye pressure? Can dehydration affect your eyes?

What causes a sudden increase in eye pressure?  Can dehydration affect your eyes?

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

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What can cause your blood pressure to drop?

What can cause your blood pressure to drop?

Blood pressure : Blood loss, dehydration, acidosis, cardiac failure, peripheral vasodilation, cardiac outflow obstruction, valve dysfunction.... ...Read more

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What causes painful pressure to the sinus?

What causes painful pressure to the sinus?

Painful Sinuses: Pain is not a a primary symptom of sinus blockage, but it can happen with air pressure "trapped" in the sinuses, a condition called barosinusitis. If pain is the major symptom, consider migraines as a more likely cause. Does the pain/pressure get worse when the weather changes, you fly, or you dive under water? If so, this is air trapped. ...Read more

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What blood vessel malformations could lead to recurrent headaches behind the right eye, causing the eye to become red, and watery? Eye pressure normal

What blood vessel malformations could lead to recurrent headaches behind the right eye, causing the eye to become red, and watery? Eye pressure normal

ParoxysmalHemicrania: is trigeminal autonomic cephalgia. PH is characterized by frequent (10 to 20) brief, intense unilateral head pain attacks daily. PH is more common in women, with an average age of onset of 30 years. The headache attacks are accompanied by lacrimation, conjunctival injection, rhinorrhea, periorbital swelling. It is an indomethacin-responsive headache disorder. Rec.: see orofacial pain specialist ...Read more

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What causes a rise in blood pressure?

What causes a rise in blood pressure?

Many things . . .: There are many ways to increase blood pressure (BP) such as stress & anxiety. Excess salt in one's diet can do so, too. Common over-the-counter medications such as decongestants can also increase one's BP. Smoking can temporarily increase BP while putting you at risk for many other issues. Obesity & lack of exercise don't help either. In fact, losing weight via exercise can decrease BP naturally. ...Read more

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What are the causes for high blood pressure to fluctuate randomly?

how much?: All bps normally fluctuate. BP meds can exaggerate this as they are absorbed and lower BP and wear off with release of BP control. Aging exaggerates it as blood vessel elasticity wanes. An extremely rare (1 in a million) tumor called pheochromocytoma can cause it -unlikely that you have that! ...Read more

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Can getting hit in the eye cause elevated eye pressure?

Can getting hit in the eye cause elevated eye pressure?

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

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What causes some children to get high blood pressure?

What causes some children to get high blood pressure?

A common...: ...Cause is narrowing of the artery that supplies blood to the kidneys, though there are others. ...Read more

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What causes the eye's to blink?

What causes the eye's to blink?

Blinking : Is a subconscious response to the eye needing lubrication. The tear film is a big player in keeping the vision clear and eyes healthy. ...Read more