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Doctor insights on: What Causes Eye Pressure To Rise

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Does a bad sinus infection cause eye pressure to rise?

Does a bad sinus infection cause eye pressure to rise?

No: No, it can feel like a "pressure sensation" behind or in your eye, but the actual pressure inside the eye is not affected by a sinus infection. ...Read more

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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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In your experience can laser for asymptomatic retinal tear cause a permanent rise in eye pressure? How often have you seen this?

In your experience can laser for asymptomatic retinal tear cause a permanent rise in eye pressure? How often have you seen this?

Not usually: Laser for retinal tear repair does not usually affect the pressure of the eyes. If in the unlikely event that you develop significant inflammation from the surgery, pressure can go up, but it is rare, and can easily be controlled with eye drops ...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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Can putting pressure around the eyes and behind the eyes cause glaucoma?

Can putting pressure around the eyes and behind the eyes cause glaucoma?

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

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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?

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

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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 pressure in the eye and burning?

What are the causes of pressure in the eye and burning?

Pressure: Eye pressure may be caused by glaucoma, migraine, thyroid eye disease, and sinus pressure. Burning may be caused by dry eye, eye drops, chemical injury, and blepharitis. Call your doctor is these problems persist. ...Read more

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Pressure behind my eyes, cause?

Pressure behind my eyes, cause?

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 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