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What Causes Eye Pressure To Rise
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
In your experience can laser for asymptomatic retinal tear cause a permanent rise in eye pressure? How often have you seen this?
Yes, rarely: There are many types of glaucoma, some of which are due to elevation of eye pressure. When the eye is compressed, the pressure increases and there can be damage to the optic nerve. This can be a result of trauma causing a hemorrhage in the orbit, tumors compressing on the eye, and even pressure from sleeping on one's eye. Most often, the pressure build up in glaucoma is due to internal factors. ...Read more
I wore two pairs of goggles simultaneously and very tightly for several 4 hour sessions. Did this cause permanent damage to eyes due to high pressure?
Eye pressure: It is possible that wearing tight goggles could temporarily raise the pressure inside the eyes. It is also possible that the eye could be damaged by such elevated pressure. An eye exam with an ophthalmologist should be able to disclose any damage that might have occurred. Be sure to let the doctor know about your goggle habits. ...Read more
Generalized issue: Your limited ; broad complaint is difficult to comment on. Way too many issues to address. Could be as simple as an uncorrected rx error to sinus problem. I would seek out a complete exam to try to pinpoint more specifically what may be going on. ...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
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