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What do doctors do to check your eye pressure?

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 more

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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?

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?

Go back to doctor: Without being able to examine your eyes would only be guessing. If you are dissatisfied with the opinion of the ophthalmologist (not optometrist) get a second opinion. Make sure they are a medical doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Injury?: Is there an old head injury? Depending on how severe the pulsing is, you may need an MRI of your head to look for abnormal blood vessel(s) behind the eye that could be causing this pulse pressure. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Full? Tense?: Even if you can't describe it, make appointment anyway. As specialists, eye doctors will most likely know what's going & ask right questions to rule in & rule out diseases of concern. ...Read more

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Which is the significance of eye pressure conducted by my eye doctor?

Which is the significance of eye pressure conducted by my eye doctor?

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

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How do eye doctors test the pressure in the eye?

How do eye doctors test the pressure in the eye?

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

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Doctor said my eye pressure is borderline, what does that mean?

Doctor said my eye pressure is borderline, what does that mean?

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 more

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Eye pressure 31 today. Should i get a second reading next week before doctor establishes a baseline?

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

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Doctor said that I have high pressure behind my eyes but not to worry...should I worry? My grandmother had glaucoma

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