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What Does High Eye Pressure Mean
Glaucoma: Intraocular pressure, iop. Normal is between 10-21. This is an 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 by damage to the optic nerve. It is typically painless. Low pressure can indicate the eye is very sick, from inflammation or scarring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Rule out glaucoma: Eye pressure normally runs between 10 and 20mmhg (milimeters of mercury). If the pressure runs higher, eye doctors want to evaluate if there is an underlying cause for it, such as glaucoma. Other factors can cause the pressure to appear high , such as a thick cornea or excessive squeezing during the test. Have a full dilated eye examination soon. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What does the eye Dr mean by saying I have very high pressure in my eyes? Could this be why I stay with pain behind my eyebrow and eyeball?
What does it mean when a woman bleeds from her eye without being injured & at the same time her leg was really swollen. She has high blood pressure.
conneected?: I can't think of one condition that would explain all 3 concerns but all 3 are abnormal and ought to be addressed. ...Read more
It depends: Each eye has a certain pressure due to fluid made within the eye (called aqueous). Normal pressure is around 15 for the population. Higher pressure may be a warning sign for glaucoma. Some people have high eye pressure and no glaucoma (ocular hypertension, glaucoma suspect), while others may have actual glaucoma. See an ophthalmologist regularly since your risk for glaucoma increases with age. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
High eye pressures: Can cause glaucoma. This is a condition which damages the optic nerves. Early on, this causes basically no symptoms. It initially affects small focal areas of the peripheral vision. If it gets worse, then it can start affecting the more central part of your vision. If your eye pressures are high, then you should be followed regularly by your ophthalmologist and use drops to lower it if needed. ...Read more
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