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What Do Doctors Do To Check Your Eye Pressure
Eye exam: There are two main ways to clinically check eye pressure - the first is contact using a special dye and is the most accurate. The second is using an air puff which is quick but not as good. There are other types which check through the lid or on the cornea and even a handheld pen-like device but they are not commonly used. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What r the causes for pain in my eyes i already went to a eye doctor 3 weeks ago the checked for pressure & other thangs & they found noting said it goo?
Have continuous pulse in my eyes since a year . As per doc pressure is 21 . Which is fine . Dont know how to get back to normal . Please help?
I need to go doctor for my eye but I can't describe the symptom, my eye feels weird, how would you describe eye pressure to feel like?
Intraocular pressure: Intraocular pressure, iop. Normal is between 10-21. This is a rough indicator of the relative pressure in the eye. Fluid is formed behind the lens and flows into channels in the front of the eye. Elevated pressure can indicate glaucoma, that can cause vision loss. Low pressure can indicate the eye is very sick, from inflammation or scarring. ...Read more
Several ways: Basically the surface of eye is temporarily numbed and the "bounce" of the eyeball is measured by applying some external pressure to it attached to a pressure measuring device, similar to pumping a bike tire. A healthy eyeball has some normal "give" to it. But when pressure increases inside the eye, that "give" is reduced and eye gets stiffer and harder...Good for soccer balls, but not eyeballs. ...Read more
Suspect glaucoma : Your eyes have a normal range of pressure that your eye doctor checks to screen for glaucoma. The 'normal' range is 10-21. Borderline means on the border, so your pressure may be 20-21. There are other things to check for glaucoma including optic nerve cupping and visual field testing. Make sure the docto checked your corneal thickness because that can effect the pressure measurement.. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eye pressure 31 today. Should i get a second reading next week before doctor establishes a baseline?
Depends: A solitary pressure reading has little value in determining whether an issue is present. It needs to correlated to the condition of the optic nerve. If the nerve is normal, no treatment is needed, but the patient should be followed for possible future damage. ...Read more
Doctor said that I have high pressure behind my eyes but not to worry...should I worry? My grandmother had glaucoma
Ask the Dr.: Depending on the pressure, the issue of glaucoma is a valid one. Simply as the Ophthalmologist why you should not worry as maybe the pressure was only mildly elevated and not in a problematic range, and simply monitoring it can be done at this time. The Dr. who examined you should know the true answer. Best wishes. ...Read more
Dear doctors?Why there is always pain in my friend's head due to which she finds her eyes swelled and blood pressure constantly decreases?
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